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Now that the first month of the year is over and treasury departments are back running at full throttle, Venkat ES shares some of the key trends in the region and what treasury teams should be doing to harness the opportunities.
Facebook engineer invents a new unit of time.
31st January 2018 – Audley Group, the UK’s leading provider of luxury retirement villages, has today completed the refinancing of its debt facilities with a five year term loan of £125m, jointly funded by HSBC and Bank Leumi (UK).
29th January 2018 – Volante Technologies Inc., a global provider of software for the integration, processing and orchestration of payments and financial messages, announced today that it has been collaborating with BNY Mellon on creating and deploying technology to enable real-time payments in the US and internationally.
30th January 2018 – Working Capital, an early-stage venture fund, launched today with the goal of accelerating supply chain innovations to enable corporations to operate more transparently and ethically around the world. It was founded by Humanity United, a foundation that is part of The Omidyar Group, a diverse collection of organizations, each guided by its own approach, but united by a common desire to catalyze social impact.
29th January 2018 – On Friday 26th January 2018, ModulTrade a blockchain-based B2B global trade platform and Yangting Internet Technology, an investment vehicle for Alibaba, announced a strategic partnership to support SME customers using the Alibaba experience.
29th January 2018 – SWIFT’s FIN traffic rose to an all-time high of 7.1bn messages in 2017, fuelled by double-digit growth in global payments. While SWIFT’s FIN traffic grew by 9% over the year, FIN Payment traffic rose by 12%, driven by growth across all regions and the adoption of SWIFT’s gpi service.
25th January 2018 – Kyriba, the #1 global provider of cloud treasury and financial management solutions, today announced a strategic channel sales partnership with DNB, Norway’s largest financial services group, that will enhance future banking and financial transaction needs for DNB’s more than 220,000 corporate clients.
30th January 2018 – Pelican expands international real-time payments and financial crime compliance capabilities to the North American market.
The strong partnership between Lanxess’ finance and logistics teams, together with clear objectives determined from the onset, were critical to the success of this project which demonstrated first class relations. The approach was key when they embarked on a search for a new trade finance provider.