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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.

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    Grabbing the bill by the horns

    It is right that banks charge for their services – but are they charging too much and how do corporate treasurers know if they are getting a fair deal? Treasury Today looks at bank billing and some of the ways in which treasurers can assess their total spend.

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    Preparing for the worst

    The recent election of the left-wing anti-austerity party Syriza has everyone speculating once again on the future of the Eurozone’s embattled periphery. What’s more, the latest episode of Greek turmoil comes at a time when businesses are already feeling uneasy about the deflationary forces that are appearing to take hold in Europe. Here we ask a treasurer, an economist, a banker, and a corporate ratings analyst how they see the situation developing, and what corporates can do to minimise the impact should events take a turn for the worst.

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    Managing Asia’s cash mountain

    In Asia, the cash and liquidity landscape is in a state of flux. New regulations and market trends are driving the development of new liquidity solutions from banks and asset managers. The pace of change is so rapid it can be difficult to keep up. Here we take a look at what this means for the region’s corporate treasurers.

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    Cryptocurrencies: cracking the code

    The rise of the volatile and decentralised bitcoin has not only seen the term ‘cryptocurrency’ entered into the Oxford English Dictionary, but it has also made headline news and – for some – is seen to be the future of finance. But do cryptocurrencies really have the potential to create such seismic shifts and are corporates aware of their possible application within treasury and the wider financial industry?

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    APAC treasury in 2015: all change?

    Over the next 12 months, what will be the defining themes and projects for treasurers operating in the APAC region? Will we see treasury departments across the region increase in sophistication and utilise new technology and structures to reap benefits, for example? Or will regulation and the tough economic environment continue to stunt innovation? We talk to a handful of industry experts to get their take on these issues and reveal what your peers truly consider to be top priorities for the year ahead.

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    Treasury in 2015: regulation, trepidation and the quest for automation

    What does the New Year hold in store for treasurers? A challenging macroeconomic environment and, of course, yet more regulation are most likely going to be the big themes once again. But are there going to be a few surprises too?

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    RMB internationalisation: a new world order

    While China’s economy has grown to become a powerhouse, its currency has struggled to achieve global adoption. But now as the internationalisation of the renminbi slowly gains momentum, treasurers around the world are starting to ask themselves what this means for their businesses. We look at the redback’s progress so far, the challenges that remain, and the implications for corporates.