Articles tagged with:
economics

  • Beautiful architectural building in Asia

    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.

  • Parting in the sea

    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.

  • Old and rusty lock on wooden door

    In SAFE hands

    China’s foreign exchange controls have evolved significantly over the past few years. The overall trend has seen the State Administration of Foreign Exchange graduate from controlling the regime at a micro level to supervising it at a macro level. In this, the first of a new series for 2015, we look at the history and people behind the well-known institution.

  • Famous tick bridge in Myanmar

    APAC treasury in 2015: all change?

    Over the next 12 months, what will be the defining themes and projects for treasurers operating in the APAC region? Will we see treasury departments across the region increase in sophistication and utilise new technology and structures to reap benefits, for example? Or will regulation and the tough economic environment continue to stunt innovation? We talk to a handful of industry experts to get their take on these issues and reveal what your peers truly consider to be top priorities for the year ahead.

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    Treasury in 2015: regulation, trepidation and the quest for automation

    What does the New Year hold in store for treasurers? A challenging macroeconomic environment and, of course, yet more regulation are most likely going to be the big themes once again. But are there going to be a few surprises too?

  • J.P. Morgan Great Britain sailing boat

    J.P. Morgan: the most powerful man in America

    The first in a new series examining the lives of famous figures that have shaped the financial world, this article documents the rise of John Pierpont Morgan. Although he was born into a well-connected family and was groomed for success from an early age, J.P. Morgan’s personality and tenacity were the factors that ultimately ensured his success.

  • Rows of gold Buddahs

    A baht time: is Thailand ready for treasury centres?

    The efficiencies delivered by treasury centres are well-documented but the right location is essential. A comment piece issued this week by a PwC Asia partner says Thailand has much promise but needs to act quickly on the tax front to avoid being left behind by its neighbours.

  • Twelve Apostles in Victoria, Australia

    Australia: an economy in transition

    Despite a recent slowdown in its crucial exports of minerals and commodities, Australia’s economy appears to be in rude health as it transitions from a focus on the mining sector to other industries. With a highly regulated banking sector that was not impacted as much by the financial crisis as some other developed countries, and stable levels of household debt, Australia looks set to move on to the next stage of its economic development.

  • A political conundrum

    While the financial markets have become increasingly sensitive to political developments, politicians themselves seem unable to come up with real solutions to the economic problems facing citizens. Furthermore, the public is confused and dismayed by the extremes of impotent politics and unrestricted powers for the state, and now distrusts politicians progressively more, says ECR Research.