• Asian IPOs: a tale of two cities

    The equity capital markets in Asia are booming. With many western economies effectively stalled, a number of large multinationals (Samsonite and Prada among them) have forsworn the European and US markets and elected instead to perform their initial public offerings (IPOs) in one of the big financial centres in Asia.

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    Choosing the right FX relationship

    Offering the convenience of prices from a range of banks at the click of a button, it’s easy to understand why many corporates have grown fond of multi-bank FX portals. Can these FX ‘supermarkets’ really provide the value of a direct relationship with your bank though? In this article we ask whether it’s time to think again about your FX relationships, and discover that any re-evaluation should not be tied to price alone.

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    Seeing talent differently

    Hiring freezes are slowly being lifted and the race to secure talent is firmly back on. With a growing requirement for skilled treasurers, but a small talent pool to choose from, how can companies ensure that they have a sustainable and skilled team in place? In this article, we look at the need for improved incentive schemes as well as personal development opportunities.

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    A working relationship

    For treasurers, visibility over cash has never been more vital. To truly gain this visibility, the relationship that the corporate has with its banking partners is critical. But challenges exist in areas such as fees and regulation.

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    Time to sample dim sum bonds?

    A key moment in the internationalisation of the renminbi came in February 2010 when the offshore RMB bond market was opened to non-financial corporations. Since then several well-known companies have tried out the ‘dim sum’ bond market – and some have already come back for more. This article looks at the benefits of issuing CNH bonds, the obstacles companies may face when doing so and the future prospects of this new market.

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    Harnessing liquidity in China

    Previous articles in this series have looked at the dramatic changes in the regulatory structure for the renminbi and the burgeoning us of the currency. Last month we dealt with the basics of renminbi cash management in mainland China. In this article we look at the development of liquidity management in China, the tools and techniques that can be used and the options open to treasurers looking to invest their excess liquidity.

  • Managing interest rate risk

    Monitoring interest rates and acting on changes in them is an important part of a treasurer’s role. Whether looking at the yield on excess cash invested or the interest rate on outstanding or new issue debt, treasurers need to be aware of the impact of interest rate changes on the balance sheet, P&L and the instruments and techniques available to mitigate the effects of those changes.

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    Cash management in mainland China

    The first article in this series - in association with Citi - looked at the dramatic changes in the regulatory structure for the renminbi and the burgeoning use of the currency. In this instalment we look at the basics of onshore RMB cash management. This will be followed by a detailed look, in article three, at cash concentration and liquidity management techniques, and in article four at funding.

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    The birth of a new currency

    The internationalisation of the yuan brings with it the need to understand a new and complex currency market. This introduction is the first in a series of four articles - in association with Citi - that will describe renminbi products and services in detail for treasurers looking to do business with China.

  • Choosing a regional treasury centre location in Asia

    Asia offers a number of attractive locations for businesses looking to establish treasury centres in the region. In this article, we examine their merits.