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  • Boxes symbolising United States and Europe economic and political relationship

    Trump, Brexit and the treasurer: the IACT Corporate Treasury and Cash Management Conference 2017

    The turmoiled political and economic landscape came under scrutiny at this year’s IACT event, held once again in Dublin’s Croke Park Stadium. Treasury Today was in attendance.

  • Colourful game of Jenga

    Navigating political uncertainty

    Last year, corporate treasurers faced unexpected challenges in the form of Brexit and the outcome of the US elections. But to what extent have geopolitical challenges affected the world of corporate treasury this year – and what are treasurers doing differently as a result?

  • Inflation, interest rates and asset prices in a transition phase

    There are several factors that have led to a sweet spot for financial markets (low inflation, loose monetary policy and the economic recovery) in recent years. However, these factors are now declining in force and will disappear or turn to negative.

  • David Blair, Acarate

    Conference learnings

    I have had the pleasure of chairing and moderating a few conferences recently. This gives me the opportunity to hear lots of insights. Here are some of my favourite ones.

  • School of sharks circling in the sea

    Top ten business threats revealed

    The 2017 top-ten list of concerns held by business leaders around the world reveal a changing perception of threat.

  • Rife uncertainty on the global chessboard

    Almost a decade ago, the political scientist Joseph Nye thought of the global balance of power and the changing game of international relations as a 3D chessboard. His underlying idea was that international power is shared between three imaginary ‘chessboards’ in an era of globalisation. The upper chessboard is set aside for military might. The US has been calling the shots in this respect over a considerable period. The middle chessboard is all about the economy. Here, several great powers are the important players at present. The third board is hardest to define. Power at this level is generated across borders and revolves around issues that are not directly connected to governments; ‘fuzzy power’.

  • Global economy picking up

    Despite the turmoil caused by President Trump’s ‘America first’ stance and the controversial measures announced in his first few weeks in office, the global economy seems to be gaining momentum.

  • Shadows of a group of people

    Entrusted loans on the rise in China

    Shadow banking, led by corporates, is making an unwelcome resurgence in China.

  • Fiscal stimulus, austerity and sustaining global growth – what does 2017 have in store?

    Certain governments have overseen austerity policies of late but are there signs they are, perhaps, slowly loosening the reins again? Real growth is difficult to sustain and we have recently witnessed the will of the people of the UK and US when called to the ballot boxes in their respective countries. Elections are due to take place in the Netherlands, France, Germany and elsewhere so governments will come under yet greater scrutiny to give their economies the boost they need but is more government stimulus the answer?

  • Flags of Southeast Asia countries

    ASEAN in focus

    As we approach the one year anniversary of AEC integration what have been the most recent developments and what impact have these had on businesses operating across the region?