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  • Closeup of a yellow and black snail

    Spreadsheet setbacks: you’re not alone

    Try as they might, treasurers may never be able to totally dispense with the slow, manual and error prone application that is the spreadsheet. But rather than simply blaming software applications for data errors, should we be giving more serious thought to how we can improve the way we use them?

  • Paper business men shaking hands

    How to issue the perfect RFP

    A request for proposal (RFP) is at the heart of any tendering process for the treasury department. And while many treasurers may be familiar with the RFP process, fundamental mistakes can still be made. In this article, experienced international treasurer, Trevor Horan, explains his process behind creating a best-in-class RFP.

  • Cup of coffee a map made out of the foam

    Let the buyer beware: treasury meets procurement

    Corporate failure to effectively manage commodity price swings is not an option – but is it a task for treasury or procurement? In an ideal world it is a shared responsibility says one risk expert.

  • Dog dressed up as bride and groom

    Hot under the collar: 42 dogs tie the knot in Beijing

    In a story that might sound a little bit ‘far-fetched’ to some, earlier this week it was reported that the owners of 21 dog ‘couples’ have taken part in Beijing’s first ever collective pet wedding.

  • Empty desk and chair

    Absent employee fired – 24 years later

    Indian bureaucracy may well be known for its sluggish procedures but having taken a painstaking 24 years to fire one employee, the government have taken protracted enquiries to a whole new level.

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    An alternative take on ‘alternative’ finance

    Are alternative finance providers really ‘lenders of last resort’? Or do they have something more to offer, even to businesses with strong bank relationships? In this article, industry experts explain why the business case for alternative finance is growing and what this means for the receivables finance industry.

  • Sundeep Arora, Treasury Analyst, WPP – India

    60 second interview: Sundeep Arora, Treasury Analyst, WPP – India

    Sundeep Arora joined the treasury team at WPP in 2013, after previously working in broader finance roles around the world. Here, Sundeep speaks to Treasury Today Asia about the biggest challenges he faced when first joining a treasury department, what makes treasury a great role and his advice for those considering a career in the profession.

  • Mobile phone resting on laptop keyboard and credit card

    In and out of Africa: cash mobilisation in emerging economies

    Moving into Africa brings opportunities and risks that must be tackled if success is on the agenda. When it comes to mobilising cash, the same strengths and weaknesses must be dealt with to make the most of the experience. How can this be achieved?

  • Cash segmentation and investments

    A successful treasurer is one who achieves a good balance between investing excess cash and delivering the necessary cash resources to support company liquidity. In this article, we look at how categorising cash into separate portfolios enables consideration of the risk/return profile necessary to meet the company’s liquidity requirements.

  • Glass ball looking out over a lake at sunset

    What’s on the cards?

    Use of corporate cards is expected to grow significantly over the next few years, with more and more companies in the mid-market space embracing cards. What is driving this trend and when is the right time to get on board?