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    Malaysia’s GST: how does it impact you?

    At the beginning of this month, Malaysia’s new Goods and Services Tax (GST) went live, replacing the legacy sales and services tax. Although the new tax has been met with plenty of confusion and controversy, the government stresses that the move will ultimately benefit the economy, businesses and citizens. But what has its initial impact truly been?

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    Reval unveils packaged treasury

    Having studied market needs, Treasury and Risk Management system vendor Reval unveils its new cloud-based packaged approach. From basic to complex, it believes it has all options covered. What’s the deal?

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    Trade finance: settling disputes peacefully

    Although rare, disputes in trade finance are sometimes unavoidable. But when a disagreement between your company and a counterparty arises over a certain transaction, litigation or arbitration may not be the most desirable recourse. Fortunately, with the ICC’s new, improved DOCDEX there is a third way.

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    Spreadsheet setbacks: you’re not alone

    Try as they might, treasurers may never be able to totally dispense with the slow, manual and error prone application that is the spreadsheet. But rather than simply blaming software applications for data errors, should we be giving more serious thought to how we can improve the way we use them?

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    How to issue the perfect RFP

    A request for proposal (RFP) is at the heart of any tendering process for the treasury department. And while many treasurers may be familiar with the RFP process, fundamental mistakes can still be made. In this article, experienced international treasurer, Trevor Horan, explains his process behind creating a best-in-class RFP.

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    Let the buyer beware: treasury meets procurement

    Corporate failure to effectively manage commodity price swings is not an option – but is it a task for treasury or procurement? In an ideal world it is a shared responsibility says one risk expert.

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    An alternative take on ‘alternative’ finance

    Are alternative finance providers really ‘lenders of last resort’? Or do they have something more to offer, even to businesses with strong bank relationships? In this article, industry experts explain why the business case for alternative finance is growing and what this means for the receivables finance industry.

  • Sundeep Arora, Treasury Analyst, WPP – India

    60 second interview: Sundeep Arora, Treasury Analyst, WPP – India

    Sundeep Arora joined the treasury team at WPP in 2013, after previously working in broader finance roles around the world. Here, Sundeep speaks to Treasury Today Asia about the biggest challenges he faced when first joining a treasury department, what makes treasury a great role and his advice for those considering a career in the profession.

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    In and out of Africa: cash mobilisation in emerging economies

    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?

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    SCF gaining new converts

    Corporates used to see the onboarding of suppliers as the most complex, cumbersome and time-consuming part of getting a supply chain finance solution up and running. But not so much anymore. In the first instalment of our two-part review of last week’s Receivables Finance International 2015 convention in Madrid, we look at the how growing onboarding proficiency and the rise of e-invoicing are driving the next wave of SCF growth.