Publication date: Feb 2011
A clear voice in a noisy world
Announcing the launch of Treasury Insights
In a recent Treasury Today article, Jean-Marc Servat, Director of Treasury EMEA Asia Pacific at Cisco Systems commented,
“In the field of treasury, speed and reactions are increasingly important – treasurers need to know exposures, they need to have good online communications. But to do that, we need to clear out the white noise. It is about the quality of information we receive, not the quantity.”Read more
Publication date: Jan 2011
Offering a wealth of features designed to help you do your job more effectively, the website is a source of up-to-the-minute analysis of industry news, a fully searchable database of Treasury Today’s publications and an online community for corporate treasurers.Read more
Publication date: Nov 2010
Don’t mention the crisis
Across the industry, people are resolutely talking about the crisis in the past tense. For some, it goes further: some bankers are beginning to show an increasing sense of discomfort with the very word ‘crisis’, arguing that it is time to focus on the future instead of the past.Read more
Publication date: Oct 2010
Powers of observation
Archimedes may have been talking about the power of levers, but the idea that you need to be sure of your own position before you can achieve great things is an evocative one.
Publication date: Sep 2010
Onwards and upwards
This month, regular readers will notice a new look to Treasury Today. While keeping the accessible style we pride ourselves on, we hope that you will find our new design cleaner, crisper and easier to read.Read more
Publication date: Jul 2010
How safe are Europe’s banks?
At the start of summer, the spread between what banks lend in euros at three months and overnight rates had risen considerably. Although nowhere near the levels of September 2008 when spreads hit 1.95%, the widening was a warning sign that all was not well in the banking sector. In response, the EU announced it would stress test and publish the results for around 100 European banks.Read more
Publication date: Jun 2010
Time to prepare for possible rate hikes?
How can you sift through the confusion on the global outlook and be prepared for whatever the future may bring? There are always two schools of thought. Currently, pessimists believe the danger is very real, that the Eurozone is falling apart and the China bubble is about to burst.Read more
Publication date: May 2010
A smouldering issue
The recent crisis of volcanic ash might not seem as much of an international financial disaster as the collapse of Lehman Brothers, but it should once again focus treasurers’ attention on potential risks and disruptions in the supply chain.Read more
Publication date: Apr 2010
Beware country risk
Last month’s announcement of an EU support mechanism to bankroll the Greek government out of its mess should it need it, ought not obscure the big issues which face treasurers on what to do with their Greek exposures – whether you produce goods there, source them or sell them.Read more
Publication date: Mar 2010
Something new to bank on?
The British comedy actor, Tony Hancock, observed half a century ago that blood banks were like any other sort of bank. “Bang it in when you’re flush, draw it out when you need it.” It’s as good enough a definition as any other. Banks are there for investing surplus funds and then to provide credit when their customers need it.Read more