Articles tagged with:
economics

  • 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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    The futility of trade agreements

    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?

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    Colombia: top of the class

    Economic growth in Colombia has exceeded the world’s average growth rate every year – bar 2010 – this century. Although impressive growth rates have sometimes been attributed to ‘good fortune’ in rich natural resources, this article explores the role that robust economic management has played in helping the nation successfully cope with external shock factors. We also examine what the future holds for the country’s economy and those corporates operating in and out of Colombia.

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    Mary Roebling: the first lady of finance

    Although Mary Roebling may be one of the lesser known financiers of her generation, her achievements are by no means small. From humble beginnings, Roebling went on to have a career at the top of US finance. Achieving a number of firsts for women in the industry, Roebling championed workplace equality at a time when it wasn’t chic to do so.

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    Preparing for the worst

    The recent election of the left-wing anti-austerity party Syriza has everyone speculating once again on the future of the Eurozone’s embattled periphery. What’s more, the latest episode of Greek turmoil comes at a time when businesses are already feeling uneasy about the deflationary forces that are appearing to take hold in Europe. Here we ask a treasurer, an economist, a banker, and a corporate ratings analyst how they see the situation developing, and what corporates can do to minimise the impact should events take a turn for the worst.

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    Central Asia: forging ahead

    Focusing on the use of the term Central Asia to denote former Soviet republics Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan – this article explores the economic and treasury landscapes in these countries.

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    The new trade paradigm in ASEAN

    Here marks the beginning of a new dawn for companies trading in the ASEAN region. China may remain the dominant player across most markets in South East Asia – for now. But the upsurge in intra-ASEAN trade has been the biggest story in the region over the past few years. With the imminent arrival of ASEAN Economic Community, this trends looks to accelerate even further in the years to come. In this article, we ask what the new trade paradigm will mean for corporates and the demand for trade solutions in the region.

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    Political risk: the impact on corporates

    Across the world, political risks are front-page news every day. But many corporates are in the dark about how these can affect their business. We look at the political dangers companies need to be aware of before starting operations abroad.