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    Get the recognition you deserve: Adam Smith Awards Asia 2018

    Corporate treasurers and their teams across the Asia Pacific region often work impressively, but are these efforts getting noticed? Treasury Today Group’s Adam Smith Awards Asia were established in 2014 to address this. With our 2018 programme open for nominations, now is your chance to submit an entry.

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    The dollar rides roughshod in Asia Pacific

    The battered Turkish lira isn’t the region’s only currency under pressure from a resurgent greenback.

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    60 Second Interview: Hisham Malak, Head of Treasury & Investor Relations, Mubadala Investment Company

    Hisham Malak, Head of Treasury & Investor Relations at Mubadala Investment Company, details how the treasury department has evolved following the merger between Mubadala Development Company and the International Petroleum Investment Company.

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    Interest rates: little room to manoeuvre

    The Bank of England cut its benchmark interest rate to 0.5% back in March 2009. Last week’s decision to raise it above this emergency level is a small step back to normal conditions and its durability looks fragile.

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    SWIFT versus Ripple: a marathon bout

    Is the fintech challenger’s promotion of blockchain as the future of cross-border payments more convincing than the long-established SWIFT’s payments initiative?

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    Factor investing: rising above cap-weighted benchmarks (part two)

    Factor investing offers scope for more precise portfolio construction. In low return environments, are they a more effective means with which to assess market risk and enhance returns? In part two we look at build, purpose and possibilities.

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    Not so fast: US companies sit on tax windfall

    The Trump administration was quick to deliver on its promise to slash America’s corporate tax rate from 35% to 21% and prolong the economic expansion. Yet US treasury and finance professionals appear keener to sit on their increased cash holdings for now, rather than harness them for hiring and investment.

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    Factor investing: rising above cap-weighted benchmarks (part one)

    Factor investing offers scope for more precise portfolio construction. In low return environments, are they a more effective means with which to assess market risk and enhance returns? In part one we look at what it is and why it might be used.

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    Don’t let spreadsheets kill your business

    Spreadsheets are the lifeblood of most financial professionals. But if you don’t know how well they are being controlled, they could be killing your business.

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    VAM drivers: how treasury technology is shaping Viacom’s future (part two)

    Viacom is a US$13bn global media conglomerate with a focus on cinema and cable television. Gianluca Gubbini, one of the firm’s Treasury Directors, tells Treasury Today how it is making the most of some major technological changes to implement its plans to deliver an industry leading collections-on-behalf-of platform. In part two, we learn about the selection process and the results.