Articles tagged with:
economics

  • Paper pyramid make out of paper people

    ASEAN: what can you expect in 2016?

    There are a large proportion of corporates for whom ASEAN remains unfamiliar. But 2016 could prove the year that the region receives the attention it deserves globally. Here, we talk to Carli Renzi, Director, Industry Insights, Global Financials at ANZ, about their commitment to, and substantial investment in, ASEAN, why ANZ predict it will emerge combined as the world’s fifth largest economy by 2025 and what you can expect from banks in the region looking ahead.

  • More volatile markets on the horizon

    As loose monetary policy starts to look like part of the problem rather than the solution, lingering sluggish growth and rising debt are a recipe for more volatile financial markets. Since the best solution, to implement rapid far-reaching reforms, is politically unfeasible, ECR Research asks: what is the answer?

  • Construction safety equipment such as a hard hat and harness

    Cautious corporates to blame for weak capex?

    Corporates are holding unprecedented levels of liquidity on their balance sheets. In such a challenging investment environment, why are they not more eager to splash the cash?

  • Reading the signs

    Slowing growth and rising interest rates in the global economy could be important signals for things to come. ECR takes a look at how diverging monetary policies, amongst other factors, across the world’s various regions are having a knock-on effect on each other’s economies – but not always in the best way.

  • Container terminal at dusk with work cranes and forklifts

    The trouble with preferential treatment

    While free trade agreements continue to proliferate at a remarkable pace in Asia, the utilisation rates are on the whole negligible. Is this because governments have not effectively communicated the benefits? Or are FTAs simply not all they are cracked up to be?

  • Beautiful Te hoho rock at cathedral cover marine reserve in New Zealand

    Oceania: a sea of potential

    Made up of thousands of islands, Oceania is a region many would consider to be a veritable paradise. But, as many countries within Oceania have never been connected to a continent by land, economic development faces some tough challenges – as do businesses operating there.

  • David Blair, Acarate

    Averting the next crash

    As a follow up to his article in the last edition of Treasury Today Asia, our treasury insider looks at four potential ways to strengthen the current fragile banking system, and considers their likely effectiveness.

  • China to pull up a chair or overturn the conference table?

    As China continues its march to reclaim the top spot on the global power pyramid, can it really co-operate with the US, or will it simply rub the West up the wrong way? Also, what are the implications for free trade and globalisation if China is no longer content to play second fiddle? ECR answers these questions and more.

  • Colourful hot air balloons flying at sunset

    When prices rise

    After a period of little or no inflation in many of the world’s leading economies, it appears we could now be approaching the point where prices finally begin to tick higher. What type of inflation environment can we expect going forward, and how should corporates analyse and quantify their explicit and implicit inflation risk? In this article, experts from banks and leading risk consultancies discuss these and other important questions.

  • Skyline of Tallinn, Estonia at sunset

    Estonia: a digital economy

    Situated in Northern Europe, Estonia has gained recognition for its resilience throughout both the Eurozone crisis and ongoing periods of weak regional growth. Treasury Today takes a look at how the country has achieved this stability, whilst embracing digital innovation, to become an attractive business location.