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economics

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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.

  • Pile of money used in Cambodia

    Cambodia: a snapshot

    While welcome progress has been made towards breaking Cambodia’s year-long political impasse, legislators have done little to help entrepreneurs in a country whose process for setting up a business is among the very longest and most complex in the world. Treasury Today Asia considers Cambodia’s banking environment, the factors holding back capital market development and progress towards integration with ASEAN.

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    This month’s question

    “What benefits would greater ASEAN integration bring to corporates operating there – and to the broader region? Also, what progress is being made towards the establishment of a pan-ASEAN clearing and settlements system?”

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    Benefits of Asia FTAs limited by complexity

    Bilateral and regional free trade agreements (FTAs) have been proliferating at an astonishing rate across Asia in recent years. But how many businesses in the region are actually utilising them? And of those that are, how much of a difference are they making to their trading activities?

  • Hot air balloons over Turkey

    Turkey: land of opportunity?

    Turkey’s demographics alone make the country stand out: with a median age below 30 and high per-capita GDP, there is significant growth potential. The question is whether the nation can develop a financial and political environment that will attract major private investment from abroad.

  • Taoist Temple and garden in Cebu, Philippines

    The Philippines – a land of potential

    Following independence from the United States, the Philippines fell behind other South East Asian nations economically. Recently however the Filipino economy has been on an upward curve and the country has become known as a rising star of the region. While numerous economic improvements have been made in recent years, the country still has some way to go to fulfil its true potential.

  • Pile of Renminbi notes

    BAD news for corporate cash flow

    Many corporates in China are finding their cash flow disrupted due to the increasing use of bank acceptance drafts (BADs). Their use has increased as the economy has slowed and credit conditions have tightened, and they now act as a secondary currency, allowing companies to meet their payment obligations.

  • Cracks in globalisation and EU to break euro

    Despite the rise of globalisation and rapid advances in technology, geopolitics is once again starting to play a key role in Europe. What does this mean for European leaders, and what will be the impact on the future of the euro? ECR Research investigates.

  • Federal Reserve

    Big issues: corporate bond market expansion

    New research suggests that not only has the size of corporate bond markets increased almost threefold since 2000, but also that the secondary market is undergoing a transformation. What is the impact of this on corporate issuers?

  • Justice scales

    Mark-to-market: a different set of values

    Valuation of assets by mark-to-market is not always appropriate, especially for long-term investments; an additional way to value assets is needed. A leading academic – one of the world’s top commentators on the financial crisis – talks to Treasury Today about a possible solution.