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economics

  • Runner sprinting with legs on fire symbolising power

    China: approaching the last mile

    In recent years, China has taken great strides to reform its economy and liberalise the market and we are now arguably entering the final stages on this journey. In this article, a number of experts give their opinions on what they expect the future to hold for China both on a macro-level and also in terms of corporate treasury operations.

  • 2016: major change in monetary policy and more volatility

    Nearly a decade after the financial crisis, it is pertinent to reflect on how far global markets have come. In doing so, however, one thing is clear: although economies across the world, developed and emerging, all heavily influence one another, they are increasingly out of step.

  • Woman with red scarf dancing near the Taj Mahal in India

    India: ready for take off

    India has long been considered a country of enormous opportunity, but in recent years numerous factors have prevented it achieving its full potential. Change, however, is in the air and India may soon be ready to take its seat at the economic top table. What does this all mean for the business and treasury landscape in the country? Treasury Today Asia investigates.

  • 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.