Articles tagged with:
cash management

  • Shanghai at night

    Shanghai Free Trade Zone: liquidity management innovation (part two)

    Last week, we looked at the progress that China has made in a very short time towards opening up corporate liquidity management. This week, we examine the challenges – whether real or just perceived – that corporates are still facing in their liquidity management in China, and outline what they can do to overcome them.

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    Shanghai Free Trade Zone: liquidity management innovation (part one)

    The Shanghai Free Trade Zone (SFTZ) has been a hot topic this year. But is the SFTZ really critical for treasury in China? In this two-part Insight, we talk to Acarate’s David Blair about the zone’s impact, as well as nationwide schemes that are changing the face of liquidity management in the country.

  • Wei Ming Ho, TE Connectivity

    Problem Solved: 
    Wei Ming Ho, TE Connectivity

    TE Connectivity (TE), a $14 billion global technology leader in designing and manufacturing connectivity and sensor solutions for a variety of industries, was using a time-consuming and manual process to minimise idle cash balances and optimise cash requirements in and out of China. The company’s implementation of Citi’s automated RMB cross-border sweep solution has improved the efficiency and effectiveness of cash management in China resulting in savings for the company.

  • Blurred people in the city

    Alternative investments join the mainstream

    Where liquidity is not an issue, alternative assets are becoming a commonplace feature of modern investment portfolios. In this feature, Treasury Today looks at the various reasons why alternatives are now becoming part of the mainstream investment landscape and how new regulatory developments might shape the sector’s future.

  • John Salter, Lloyds Bank

    Transforming treasury: going the extra mile

    As treasurers become more involved in wider business activities, from enterprise risk management to board-level decision-making, regulation is challenging them to rethink the way they approach fundamental treasury tasks and relationships. Meanwhile, technology is enabling greater efficiencies, but also presenting a number of new threats. John Salter, Managing Director, Global Corporate and FI, Global Transaction Banking, Lloyds Bank, discusses five key themes for treasurers to keep firmly on their radar in the months ahead.

  • Two elephants greeting each other

    Nigeria: the giant of Africa

    In terms of its geographical size, population and economy, Nigeria is a force to be reckoned with in Africa. Now the continent’s biggest economy, Nigeria has undergone many changes in recent years. Yet there are some fundamental challenges which still remain and need to be overcome before it can fully realise its economic potential. Treasury Today looks at recent economic and infrastructural developments in the country and what they mean for businesses operating in the country.

  • Man cliff diving into the ocean

    EMEA cash reserves approach €1 trillion

    As the cash reserves held by corporates in EMEA hit a record high of nearly €1 trillion, many companies are now looking to invest some of this cash to fund their growth over the next year and beyond.

  • Business man pressing location on graphic

    Banking on sector expertise

    Global companies need global banking partners that are able to understand, not only the constraints and opportunities within each country or region, but also within their business sector. After all, what works well in one industry may be wholly inappropriate in another. In this cash management review, Citi Treasury and Trade Solutions for Asia Pacific explain to us the benefits of sector expertise that its clients are able to draw upon, with examples of key trends across four of the key sectors covered by the bank.

  • Problem Solved: 
    Ms. Rong Li, China Shipping Container Lines

    After going through a period of rapid expansion, China Shipping Container Lines (CSCL) wanted to optimise management of working capital and liquidity. With help from Citi, the treasury team at CSCL were able to improve the visibility of cash balances and transform the treasury function into a highly automated, efficient department.

  • Buildings in the Emirate of Dubai

    Improving bank relationships in the Middle East

    Transaction banking services in the Middle East have become consistently more sophisticated in recent years to match the needs of increasingly demanding corporate customers. Here we look at some of the most interesting developments to emerge as banks enrich their corporate offerings in the region.