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    Blockchain sets sights on commodities trade

    Blockchain technology is set to deliver transparency and visibility to the movement of physical commodities in the supply chain as a new prototype application gathers momentum. Integration with the trade finance function could be the next step.

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    Innovating solutions

    As banks around the world experiment with innovative digital technology, how are they ensuring the innovations they introduce offer value for their clients?

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    Bank of Tokyo Mitsubishi UFJ outlines its new GTB plans

    Japan is home to a number of the world’s largest financial institutions, but for the most part, their transaction banking offerings outside of their home market have been limited in comparison to the global players. This dynamic is starting to change as Japanese banks begin to act on their global ambitions.

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    Ready for another CHF-style meltdown?

    It has been just over a year since the Swiss National Bank shocked the markets by announcing it would no longer hold the Swiss franc at a fixed exchange rate with the euro. How should treasurers be reacting now to protect their interests from similar events?

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    Building a productive working culture

    With corporate treasurers around the world frequently being asked to do more with less, the need to drive maximum productivity from the treasury team is a must. Tony Osentoski, Director EMEA & Asia Pacific Treasury at Cytec Industries, explains how building a resilient and empowering corporate culture can go a long way to achieving this objective.

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    Liability management: a guide for EM borrowers

    Plunging currencies in emerging markets is not just a foreign exchange risk issue for treasurers; for some of Asia’s US dollar borrowers the recent turmoil also entails serious funding implications. When debts become difficult to service, surely renegotiating early on has to be preferable to defaulting?

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    Are you ready for the revised Insurance Act?

    A revision of the Insurance Act under English law due to come into force this year will make the claims disputes process fairer. However, it requires considerably more effort on the part of the insured to make certain the material facts are presented pre-contract.

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    The recruitment toolkit: what you need to know

    For many professionals, it is pertinent in the New Year to think about what stage they are at in their career – as well as where they would like to be. Should treasurers wish to progress, recruitment consultant Pieter de Kiewit from De Kiewit Treasurer Search tells Treasury Today about what candidates should expect from the recruitment process, as well as sharing his tips for success.

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    Europe’s banks get behind the BPO

    The Bank Payment Obligation has been touted for years as a solution to transform the exchange of trade documents between corporates and banks. Will 2016 be the year it finally begins to live up to the hype?

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    Let the New Year stress commence

    The turkey and tinsel are a distant memory and now it’s back to work. But for many, the New Year return is a source of greatly increased stress as they struggle to cope with the backlog. Is this just part of the holiday experience?