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    India’s corporates tested by rupee volatility

    Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke’s decision to delay tapering of bond purchases may have pulled the rupee out of a state of near free fall, but volatility remains a real and pressing issue. Indian corporate treasurers have found hedging foreign exchange (FX) risk increasingly problematic.

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    Thinking about the box

    Few people really consider how the physical environment in which they work affects interaction with colleagues and levels of concentration and motivation. But a new survey shows that company creativity is being stifled by lacklustre workplaces, so perhaps a rethink of the office environment should be higher up the agenda?

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    Adam Smith Webinars launch with exclusive Microsoft Treasury presentation

    Treasury Today is launching a series of Adam Smith Webinars to highlight best practice in corporate treasury. To kick off the series, Anita Prasad will be discussing how Microsoft manages its cash globally.

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    It pays to specialise

    According to the 2013 Robert Walters biannual market update of treasury vacancies, treasury job levels remained stable during the first half of 2013. However, there has been a notable spike in demand for both front office treasury positions and professionals who have specialist knowledge of fixed income markets, derivative products and hedge accounting.

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    Bolero: dancing to a different tune

    Bolero’s multi-bank trade finance and electronic trade documentation offering has been a slow burner in terms of uptake. Adoption by three of the big four Chinese banks and a number of new corporate signings hint at a bright new future. Treasury Today talks to Bolero Vice President, Product Strategy, Tom Rahder.

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    BPO: SWIFT’s viewpoint in Dubai

    Sibos, SWIFT’s four-day user conference, has engulfed Dubai this week, with more than 7,300 bankers, technology vendors, consultants and a few corporates registering to attend. The main themes of the conference are around the changing global dynamics, regulatory reform and operational excellence. Incorporating all of these elements, the Bank Payment Obligation (BPO) is getting a lot of air time inside and outside the main conference agenda.

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    Junkyard challenge

    Investors want yield but they also want security. In recent times the two have been poles apart with high yield often just a by-word for junk. But as some economies look like turning a corner, rates will surely rise and yield plus security could become a reality once more. Where does this leave the junk issuers and investors? Treasury Today listens to the voice of reason.

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    Whither go European money market funds?

    On 4th September, the European Commission (EC) released its long-awaited proposals for increasing money market fund (MMF) regulation. Treasury Today spoke to industry players to gauge their reactions, as well as understand how these proposals will affect corporates.

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    Beer: the answer to your investment headaches

    Forget VC money and AIM listing, a major Scottish independent brewery has raised over £3m in just two months by issuing shares via its online crowd-funding site. Is this the new model for SMEs?

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    Is SWIFT service bureau consolidation a good thing?

    Treasury Today asked a similar question at the beginning of the year with regards to consolidation in the TMS space, after Wall Street Systems swallowed IT2. But does it make a difference that SWIFT itself is pushing for greater consolidation in the market?