Articles tagged with:
cash management

  • Car light trails in Shanghai

    Shanghai Free Trade Zone: pilot to perfect

    The Shanghai Free Trade Zone has been hailed by some as signalling the end of trapped cash in China. But after an initial frenzy of enthusiasm around the opening of the zone, Beijing’s slow-and-steady approach to expanding the scope of the initiative means corporates will have to wait and see if the reforms, and their liquidity benefits, can be implemented beyond Shanghai.

  • Paint brushes on a paint covered palette

    Adaptive behaviour: a treasurer for all sectors

    Beyond their core skills and competencies, treasurers can also benefit from the more nebulous ability to adapt to their environment. After all, what works well in one industry may be wholly inappropriate in another. We look at how the challenges to the treasurer vary from sector to sector.

  • Vintage spinning swing ride

    The app advantage

    Apps have become near ubiquitous in the consumer space. Almost whatever internet service one requires, from the functional – such as making a payment or finding an address — to the trivial – such as killing time with a quick game of Angry Birds – there is an app for it. Yet corporates are still lagging behind in the adoption stakes. Will the new range of next generation apps coming on to the market change their minds?

  • Busy shopping centre

    Making a success of supplier finance

    Characterised by smoke and mirrors, supplier finance is seen by many as something of a dark art. In reality, it is a practical means of enabling key suppliers to secure an early cash flow injection on better-than-normal credit terms, while allowing the corporate buyer to obtain a longer settlement period, reduce the risk of supplier failure, and increase supplier loyalty. So why does this ‘win-win’ solution still have an air of mystery about it and how can companies make the most of supplier finance?

  • Byron R. Jackson, Itron

    Corporate View: 
    Byron R. Jackson, Itron

    Itron is a global technology and services company providing solutions for measuring, managing and analysing energy and water. From its headquarters in Liberty Lake, Washington in the United States, it employs thousands globally, supporting nearly 8,000 customers across more than 130 countries, including electricity, gas and water utilities, retailers, wholesale market operators, large commercial and industrial energy and water users, and service companies. Itron is a publicly traded company. In 2013 it reported revenues of $1.9 billion.

  • Woman using mobile phone to make a payment

    Payments on the move

    As mobile payment solutions become a more accepted payment medium for consumers, they could also ultimately have a significant impact on the work of corporate treasuries. But what are the risks with mobile payment applications? And are corporate treasurers ready to approve large payments using their mobile devices?

  • Mauritus

    Mauritius: aiming high

    Since gaining independence in the 1960s, Mauritius has evolved from a basic agricultural economy into a sophisticated financial centre. Up to now, the country’s growth has been steady but not stellar. So how can the country maximise its potential going forward?

  • Tamer Karabulut, Türk Telekom

    Corporate View: 
    Tamer Karabulut, Türk Telekom

    Tamer Karabulut, Head of Treasury Operations, Türk Telekom, has moved from heavy industry to the high tech world of telecoms via military service and an academic study of law. He is now part-way through a major programme to update, integrate and automate treasury and finance operations.

  • Sunil Veetil, HSBC

    Bank Interview: 
    Sunil Veetil, HSBC

    From the uptake of mobile payments to the challenges of cross-border treasury, Sunil Veetil, Regional Head of Payments and Cash Management, Middle East and North Africa (MENA) at HSBC, shares his insights on key developments in the region.

  • David Blair, Managing Director, Acarate

    India: payments post crisis

    I recently had the pleasure of working on Indian domestic treasury issues again, after a few years during which I had been more focused on other countries.