Articles tagged with:
cash management

  • Kingfisher birds diving for fish

    Cash in Asia: king for now

    The vision of a cashless society has existed for decades, yet physical cash remains an integral part of many, if not most, economies in Asia Pacific (APAC). In this article, we explore the benefits a cashless society can bring, the steps being taken towards this, and ask whether a cashless society in APAC will ever be feasible.

  • Child building blocks

    State of independence: bank-agnostic cash pooling

    One of the world’s largest steel and mining firms tells Treasury Today how it has managed to build an in-house cash pooling structure and what it means to be bank-agnostic.

  • Erik Zingmark, Deputy Head of Transaction Products, Nordea

    Bank Interview: 
    Erik Zingmark, Nordea

    He might not have a crystal ball, but Erik Zingmark, Deputy Head of Transaction Products, Nordea is extremely well placed to discuss both current and future trends impacting the treasury profession. In this interview, Zingmark outlines the new strategic imperatives for treasurers, reveals key insights from Nordea’s Treasury 2017 report and addresses the opportunities treasuries have in becoming strategic drivers in digitisation.

  • Beautiful landscape in Japan

    The Japanese payments enigma

    Japan has one of the world’s most advanced payments infrastructures, with digital solutions readily available. Yet cash remains the dominant method of payment in the country. Why is this the case and what is the consequence of this payments paradox for both corporates and the economy as a whole?

  • Straight road heading towards sunset

    Working capital: have you been taking the easy road?

    As the European economy starts to return to growth, the 17th edition of REL’s Working Capital Survey analyses practices of the 1,000 largest publicly trading companies by revenue in Europe. The results show that corporates continue to be divided between making the most of cheap debt and optimising their internal cash generation. Treasury Today talks to Derrick Steiner, Senior Manager, REL Consultancy, on what should be learnt from the study.

  • Sunset over the calm sea creating beautiful sky

    Payment terms: regulation on the horizon?

    At a recent supply chain finance event hosted by technology provider Taulia, (unfair) corporate payment terms were hotly debated. And, more importantly, how – if best practice is not adopted – governments may be forced to regulate.

  • Paper speech bubbles on wooden table

    You ‘camt’ always get what you want

    SWIFT account statement messages are changing. With the roll-out of XML technology and the arrival of camt messaging, treasurers still have a role to play in shaping their structure.

  • Problem Solved: 
    Jeanette Chang, IBM

    Moving cash in and out of China was once a big headache for corporates operating in that country. Thankfully, that is now changing. In this article, IBM tells Treasury Today how regulatory changes allowed it to implement a more efficient and effective cash management solution enabling entities in China to centralise funding and FX and standardise processes into the group's global in-house bank.

  • Close up of a photographer holding camera

    Show me the money

    In recent years, survey after survey has shown ‘improvements to cash visibility’ to be near the top of the corporate treasurer’s wish list. Achieving that desired level of visibility, however, seems always just out of reach. Why are companies still finding it tricky to get proper visibility over their cash? Is technology always the answer or should treasurers be thinking about more fundamental changes? In this article, industry experts give us their take on this perennially thorny issue.

  • Houston pin pointed on map

    Houston, we don’t have a problem

    It would be the world’s 12th largest economy if it was actually a sovereign state and it would be a rare one too with growth of more than 5%. A new survey of the Texan treasury community reveals its hopes and fears.