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    How to get more from your banks

    As the regulatory environment continues to evolve, it has never been more important for corporate treasurers to maintain strong relationships with their core banks. As it is with any type of relationship, however, stability and longevity are largely determined by the abilities of both parties to understand each other’s needs. Here, treasurers, bankers and industry consultants offer their views on how this can be best achieved.

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    Life in the FAST lane

    In recent years, national payments infrastructure has been under the spotlight in many countries as governments look to replace their legacy systems with best-in-class solutions. In this article, we look at steps being taken to implement faster payments across Asia Pacific and what these developments mean to the economy and the corporate community.

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    Commitment issues

    The bank agnostic technology model is increasingly sought by treasurers eager not to put all their eggs in one basket. It is a risk management quest but it is also one of operational and cost efficiency. Treasury Today considers the benefits and drawbacks of stepping beyond the world of bank proprietary technology.

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    Cash in Asia: king for now

    The vision of a cashless society has existed for decades, yet physical cash remains an integral part of many, if not most, economies in Asia Pacific (APAC). In this article, we explore the benefits a cashless society can bring, the steps being taken towards this, and ask whether a cashless society in APAC will ever be feasible.

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    The innovation imperative

    The payments world is vast and expanding rapidly. While much of the visible progress can only be found in the retail space, banks and other providers are now working increasingly hard on developing creative solutions to bring similar innovations into the corporate banking space. Can treasurers catch up with consumers on the innovation curve?

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    Europe heads back to the future

    In February this year, the European Commission (EC) set out proposals to establish a Capital Markets Union (CMU) across its 28 member states; a move that it is hoped will precipitate a major rebalancing of financial intermediation across the continent. But if the EC really wants the idea of a pan-European capital market to become manifest, it had better make sure it considers the powerful role that FinTech might play in making that happen.

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    A volatile mix: EM currencies

    While currency risk comes with the territory of doing business in emerging markets, heightened volatility at this time is creating additional challenges. We ask several industry experts: what can treasurers do about it?

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    What do you really want from your bank?

    Bank-bashing is a favourite hobby of the unenlightened. But what do those who know and understand the role that financial institutions play think of the service they get? Treasury Today assesses the lay of the land.

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    Five key strategic areas of focus for successful treasury leadership in 2015

    Persistently low interest rates have fuelled a record-high disconnect between debt and equity, an increase in capital markets activities and growing investor appetite for return on capital. A slump in crude oil prices in early 2015 and volatility in foreign exchange (FX) markets, such as the US dollar’s ongoing strength against the euro, have illustrated the magnitude of today’s headwinds and the need to avoid complacency.

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    Western regulations roam East

    Companies and financial institutions across Asia face an increasing challenge in complying with regulations formulated on the other side of the world. Here, we consider the extent to which regulations such as EMIR, Dodd-Frank and FATCA have impacted the region and examine the intended (and unintended) consequences for treasurers and their banking partners.