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  • Europe’s forgotten fairy tale

    If we are to believe the stock markets, all is well in Europe. But are markets in danger of underestimating looming perils such as populism, a Brexit, German dominance and weakening European power? ECR investigates.

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    Europe heads back to the future

    In February this year, the European Commission (EC) set out proposals to establish a Capital Markets Union (CMU) across its 28 member states; a move that it is hoped will precipitate a major rebalancing of financial intermediation across the continent. But if the EC really wants the idea of a pan-European capital market to become manifest, it had better make sure it considers the powerful role that FinTech might play in making that happen.

  • End of monetary easing approaches

    Despite many starting the year being sceptical about how effective quantitative easing would be in the Eurozone, more recently, optimism is growing. In this article, ECR explores where Eurozone QE might head next and looks at the possible timeline for a rate hike in the US.

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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.

  • Europe: drifting apart

    As investors demonstrate unwillingness to finance the social spending of weaker performing Economic and Monetary Union (EMU) countries, those countries who have performed comparatively well and successfully managed their debt deficits are worried they will be left to foot the bill. This article explores the options available and their implications for both strong and weak EMU countries.

  • Rajan Gupta, HYVA

    Corporate View: 
    Rajan Gupta, HYVA

    Whether it is augmenting HYVA’s working capital management, or navigating his company through one of the highest periods of FX volatility in decades, Rajan Gupta, Group Treasurer has long been comfortable with the heaviest of workloads. In this article, he tells us what attracted him initially to treasury and why the role continues to excite him to this day. He also explains how he managed to get on top of group liquidity management at a Dutch multinational that places a high value on local autonomy.

  • Karl Trumper and Baihas Baghdadi, Barclays

    Bank interview: 
    Karl Trumper and Baihas Baghdadi, Barclays

    With traditional trade markets providing less opportunity, companies are looking to diversify their export strategies and enter new growth markets. While there are inevitably challenges that accompany this move, banks such as Barclays have the tools, expertise, and global presence to help the opportunity become a reality. Treasury Today speaks to Karl Trumper and Baihas Baghdadi to find out more.

  • Chess match between EUR and USD notes

    QE: let the currency wars begin (again)

    The ECB’s QE pledge to buy up more than €1 trillion of debt between now and September next year has predictably stoked up the markets. What effect will this action have on the major currencies?

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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?

  • 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.