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  • Selecting a banking partner to operate in Asia

    This month’s question

    “When selecting a banking partner to operate in Asia, what are the most important questions a corporate treasurer should be asking?”

  • Photo of a signpost with Shanghi skyline of the Lujiazui financial center at daytime

    Tongue-tied: overcoming the language barrier

    Global technology and connectivity advancements have made the planet a much smaller place – yet, in many respects, regions remain worlds apart. As global power shifts eastward and M&A opportunities increase, employers need staff with cross-cultural competency to ensure future business growth.

  • Warning sign on the Tube station

    Crossing the cultural divide: just lip service?

    Against a backdrop of low interest rates and stagnant economic growth, multinational corporations (MNCs) in Europe and the US have increasingly been focusing on expanding their businesses in the more active emerging markets. But while expansion both into and out of Asia looks attractive, companies operating in the region and beyond must contend with a number of different challenges, not least that of language.

  • Selecting a cash management bank

    This month’s question

    “We are in the process of selecting a cash management bank and I would like to know which particular criteria one should focus upon most and the reasons why? I have the following criteria:

    • Financial strength.

    • Long-term relationship.

    • Provision of credit facilities.

    • Geographic presence.

    • Breadth of treasury management capabilities.

    • Quality of technology/internet services.

    • Credit ratings.

    • eBAM capabilities?”

  • View through barrier with a fish eye lens overlooking south Florida skyline

    How does your bank view you?

    Banks play an important role in the life of a corporate treasury, so wouldn’t it be good to hear how they view the relationship? Here’s what four leading bankers and a specialist treasury consultant have to say: from their take on multi-bank solutions to realising that corporates are no longer tethered to specific institutions.

  • Jimmy Dempsey, Treasurer, Ryanair

    Corporate View: 
    Jimmy Dempsey, Ryanair

    Europe’s low cost airline reported a 25% increase in full year profits to €503m last month and a passenger traffic growth of 5% to 76m. Given the ongoing financial crisis across the region in which Ryanair operates and the number of EU airlines that have closed this year alone – including Malev (Hungary), Spanair (Catalonia), and Cimber Sterling (Denmark) – this progress is rather commendable. Yet Ryanair is not a company to rest on its laurels, according to Jimmy Dempsey, Treasurer.

  • Photo of Domenico Carlucci

    Problem Solved: 
    Domenico Carlucci, Da-Desk

    The PortPayables services’ aim is to perform reliable and fully compliant port transactions for shipping companies, securing more favourable terms for its clients than they would otherwise be able to secure on their own.

  • Photo of Pascal Augé

    Bank Interview: 
    Pascal Augé, Société Générale

    We speak to Pascal Augé about the restructure within Société Générale and the bank’s related drive for providing service excellence to its corporate clients. We also discuss the bank’s role on the global stage and the benefits of paving the way as a SWIFT pioneer.

  • Goldfish jumping out of one fish bowl to the other

    Outside the comfort zone

    Once a treasurer, always a treasurer? Not necessarily – for some treasury professionals, a strategic move into a bank or consultancy firm can bring exciting challenges and development opportunities. But any career move involves an element of risk and treasurers contemplating such a move should be aware of the obstacles they are likely to encounter.

  • Justice Scales

    Short-term investing

    Market stress began in 2007, claimed numerous casualties in 2008 and 2009 and continues unabated, despite the concerted efforts of regulators and monetary authorities. Since this time, corporate treasurers have faced increasing difficulty in balancing risk and return when dealing with treasury surpluses. In this article, we examine the available options.