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.
Be the first to comment | July 2015
The creation of offshore RMB clearing centres has been a key pillar in the internationalisation of the Chinese currency. Yet despite these hubs (in theory) making it easier and less risky for business to be settled in RMB, there are a number of challenges that remain.
Inefficient mobilisation of liquidity has a number of negative effects on corporate financial well-being, not least being increased risk. The good news for businesses is that there are several ways to hold a steady course in a rolling ocean of market uncertainty.
Be the first to comment | May 2015
Moving into Africa brings opportunities and risks that must be tackled if success is on the agenda. When it comes to mobilising cash, the same strengths and weaknesses must be dealt with to make the most of the experience. How can this be achieved?
Be the first to comment | April 2015
Liquidity in the secondary bond market is evaporating. Right now, this is a problem for fixed-income investors, not corporate issuers. But if the problem is not addressed will it come back to bite issuers further down the line?
Be the first to comment | March 2015
When a major international charity or not-for-profit organisation falls foul of a bad FX deal the impact is far greater than a mere accounting loss. Many such organisations lack the treasury know-how that could prevent such financially damaging events. Now is the time for treasurers to make a difference.
Be the first to comment | September 2014
Many corporates in China are finding their cash flow disrupted due to the increasing use of bank acceptance drafts (BADs). Their use has increased as the economy has slowed and credit conditions have tightened, and they now act as a secondary currency, allowing companies to meet their payment obligations.
Be the first to comment | June 2014
Expanding in emerging markets may offer businesses unprecedented opportunity for growth, but most making that move know that there are increased risks too which, if left untended, could impair their bottom line. What can be done?
Be the first to comment | May 2014
The liquid funds industry in India is well established and can be used as an ‘access point’ to other asset classes. Liquid funds can help corporate treasurers optimise their returns on cash, but there are regulatory and tax considerations to take into account.
Be the first to comment | April 2014
China is keen to play down concerns about the influence of shadow banking on its financial system, but recent pronouncements indicate that Beijing is fully aware of the damage informal lending could do to its plans for sustainable economic growth.
Be the first to comment | March 2014
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