Articles tagged with:
working capital

  • Munir Nanji, Citi

    Driving e-commerce across industries

    Global e-commerce continues to grow, revealing new opportunities for businesses and their treasury departments across the world. Asia Pacific is now the largest e-commerce market globally, offering a diverse mix of economies each with an enormous amount of e-commerce potential. In this article, Citi’s Treasury and Trade Solutions team in the region discuss the growth opportunities for companies within the expanding e-commerce space and how they are helping clients to leverage the reach of the internet and build more modern and efficient treasury operations.

  • Kush Patel, Tallysticks

    Invoice financing reimagined

    In the first of our new series profiling some of the world’s most exciting fintech companies we speak to Kush Patel, CEO and Co-Founder at Tallysticks to hear how the company is looking to transform the trade finance space with blockchain and smart contacts.

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    Digital flows

    The digitisation of trade has been a long time coming. It would seem however, that real momentum is beginning to build and that trade is truly beginning to enter the digital era. But what does a digital trading ecosystem mean for corporates and what may a fully digital trading ecosystem look like? Treasury Today explores.

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    Samsonite: making a case for SCF

    Last year, Samsonite, the world’s largest travel luggage company, received a Highly Commended award at the Treasury Today Asia Adam Smith Awards for its innovative supply chain finance solution. Here, we talk to Paul Melkebeke, Vice President, Supply Asia at Samsonite who explains how they did it and how you can too.

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    Ratings agencies take aim at SCF

    If your company has a supply chain finance programme, it may be a good idea to have a chat with your ratings agency about it.

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    Unlocking the ties in working capital

    Not to be confused with simply releasing trapped cash, working capital optimisation is a dynamic process that can add value to the whole supply chain. With shrinking profit margins across Asia, corporates are focusing on the bottom line and looking at ways in which they can manage the cash conversion cycle to optimal effect.

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    Middle market America speaks

    Rounding up the views of CFOs is a good way to take the collective temperature of middle market companies in America. The 2016 Bank of America Merrill Lynch CFO Outlook does just this, offering insight into what this market is feeling and how it intends to respond.

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    How corporates can benefit from off-balance sheet securitisation

    Securitisation of trade receivables can be a useful financing alternative for corporates when credit markets are tight. Here Finacity’s David Viney explains how companies with sufficient volumes of receivables can achieve their wider financing goals whilst keeping the transaction off balance sheet.

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    Online boom creates profit compression

    The multichannel shopping experience has been gaining traction for some time now and as a result, retailers are facing fierce competition and compressed profit margins in the challenge to deliver. With recent developments such as Sainsburys’ takeover of Home Retail in an attempt to broaden its customer base and gain access to a vast distribution network, we reflect on observations from a recent Fitch Ratings’ Credit Outlook Conference outlining the retail sector environment.

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    Why treasurers are taking to trade receivable securitisation

    Treasurers at investment grade companies may not have too much trouble raising low cost finance through the traditional channels right now. But with continued bank regulatory uncertainty, they cannot count on that to last forever. Perhaps, some alternatives should be considered – for instance, trade receivables securitisation.