Articles tagged with:
economics

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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.

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    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.

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    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?

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    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.