Articles tagged with:
cash management

  • 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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

  • Repurchase agreements

    This month’s question

    “How popular have repurchase (repo) agreements been over the last 12 months amongst corporates? Also, are there any legal challenges that corporates looking to trade repurchase agreements should know about?”

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    Re-engineering cash flows

    Hold-ups in company cash flows are a major concern for corporates in most industries. How can corporates streamline their flow of cash? What are the common culprits for delays? And what is the role of the treasurer in all this?

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    The charitable treasurer

    When a major international charity or not-for-profit organisation falls foul of a bad FX deal the impact is far greater than a mere accounting loss. Many such organisations lack the treasury know-how that could prevent such financially damaging events. Now is the time for treasurers to make a difference.

  • Federico Falciai, Enel

    Corporate View: 
    Federico Falciai, Enel

    From oil to gas to electricity, Federico Falciai’s working life has been based on energy and power from the start. Having moved roles from analyst to trader to auditor he is now heading up the cash management strategy unit of one of the world’s largest integrated power distributors, Enel. With revenues of over €80 billion in 2013, it is his role to bring unity to a complex cash operation.