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    Watchdog proposes OTC derivative standards

    Global market watchdog IOSCO has proposed a number of new standards to mitigate risk in OTC derivatives markets. This comes as the FSB recommends a centralised aggregation mechanism for derivative trade repository data.

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    The power of 8

    Citi has been working with Microsoft to create a new Windows app that the bank says will provide corporate treasurers around the world with a “compelling experience”. Experts from both teams explain how it works.

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    Corporates prepare for harsh Russian winter

    When the West first imposed economic sanctions on Russia in the immediate aftermath of the Crimea crisis, there was heated debate in political circles as to whether the actions taken were strong enough. This time around, nobody should be in any doubt.

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    Demystifying the cloud

    Cloud technology has received a fair amount of negative press in recent weeks, sparking further debate about the technology. However, conversation about the cloud is often convoluted and confusing. Treasury Today explains why corporates might look to use the cloud, what choices they have, and the advantages and disadvantages of each.

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    Automating Islamic finance

    In the space of a decade, Islamic finance has gone from being a niche practice to be more than a $2 trillion industry. But while the mainstream financial services landscape is becoming ever more digitalised, sharia-compliant financial products continue to require archaic manual, paper-based processes. Can a new rulebook recently announced by SWIFT change all that?

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    EMEA cash reserves approach €1 trillion

    As the cash reserves held by corporates in EMEA hit a record high of nearly €1 trillion, many companies are now looking to invest some of this cash to fund their growth over the next year and beyond.

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    European private placements: get ready for lift off

    If the European Central Bank (ECB) wants to help the flow of credit to mid-market companies, it need look no further than the US private placement (PP) market for inspiration. Over on the other side of the Atlantic, companies have long benefited from a PP market that is both large and liquid. Can a similar market emerge in Europe? That was one of the questions put to a panel of investors at the Loan Market Association’s (LMA) recent Syndicated Loans Conference in London.

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    Corporates must sign in blood

    A new form of signing in, based on finger vein authentication technology, is set to be offered to Barclays’ corporate banking clients in the UK from next year. The bank’s Head of Cash Management explains all.

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    Apple’s digital wallet to transform mobile payments?

    The Apple Pay digital wallet looks set to bring mobile payments to millions of users through their iPhones and Apple Watches. We look at what makes the solution stand out and the challenges it needs to overcome to achieve widespread acceptance.

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    Can Russia live without SWIFT?

    What would treasurers do if their access to SWIFT was suddenly blocked? Although it remains an unlikely last resort, that very scenario was last week raised as a sanction that could possibly be levelled against Putin’s Russia. In this Insight, we examine what such a measure might mean for banks and corporates if it were ever introduced.