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    Regulating derivatives in Asia

    Dodd-Frank and EMIR have irrevocably changed derivatives markets in the US and Europe. What progress has Asia made towards the G20 commitments to shed more light on the market for hedging products? This feature evaluates the current state of play in the regulation of OTC derivatives in the Asia Pacific region and considers what implications these changes have for corporate treasurers who rely on the products to manage financial risks.

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    The Philippines – a land of potential

    Following independence from the United States, the Philippines fell behind other South East Asian nations economically. Recently however the Filipino economy has been on an upward curve and the country has become known as a rising star of the region. While numerous economic improvements have been made in recent years, the country still has some way to go to fulfil its true potential.

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    Revenue reporting is set to change – are you ready?

    Almost every company will be impacted to some extent by the changes to revenue accounting announced last month. But what types of businesses will see the greatest impact? And what should they be doing now to prepare?

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    Treasurers in charge: boardroom, bulbs and muppetry

    What would happen if treasurers ruled the world? The annual ACT conference and exhibition, held last week in Glasgow, posed this question. Here are some of the conclusions.

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    Risk high but manageable, say Asia CFOs

    An annual survey of finance chiefs in the Asia market reveals a confident mood in the region’s business prospects. But while the majority of the region’s multinationals are feeling bullish about revenue growth in the year ahead, concern about financial risks is on the rise.

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    FX trading: peer pressure

    Peer-to-peer comes to corporate FX trading. The aim? To deliver transparency and lower costs for small to mid-sized corporates in the face of stiff bank competition. How does it do it?

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    Your flexible friend (part two)

    In part two of this insight we look at how the IAS 39 accounting standards are shifting to IFRS 9, three experts from PwC discuss the potential benefits of the new rule set.

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    EMIR: the in-house bank effect

    With the introduction of new banking regulations and widespread reform in the derivatives market, hedging is becoming an increasingly complicated and costly undertaking for many corporate treasurers. The introduction of an in-house bank could offer a way for corporates to simplify the process and reduce their costs, says Jan Vermeer, Director of consultancy firm Treasury Services.

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    Your flexible friend (part one)

    The shift from IAS 39 to IFRS 9 accounting rules is a progressive affair. Three experts from PwC discuss the positives and negatives of hedge accounting for the modern age. Part one looks at what has changed.

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    Hot commodities

    Commodity price volatility is a major risk to corporates in a variety of industries – and not just the obvious ones. While difficult to predict, it can be managed in a number of ways, ranging from simply raising awareness of the risks to hedging with derivative instruments. But why should corporates be thinking about commodity risk now more than ever before?