Since mankind has been trading, there have been many attempts to steer the financial processes involved in new and interesting ways, and not always for the good of the people. In the first part of this two-part Insight, we take a brief historical trip into the world of financial innovation in the company of a distinguished financial expert.
Be the first to comment | August 2013
With many corporates still agonising over the looming Single Euro Payments Area (SEPA) deadline, preparing for the European Markets Infrastructure Regulation (EMIR) has taken a backseat. However, meeting the requirements of EMIR will be crucial for multinationals with large derivatives exposures. But a lack of certainty around deadlines for reporting is creating confusion for companies, particularly those in Southern Europe.
Be the first to comment | July 2013
The European Commission (EC) has announced that it will wait until after the summer holidays to release the draft Regulation on Money Market Funds (MMFs).
The Middle East is a complex and increasingly important region. The 2013 Middle East Corporate Treasury Benchmarking Study reveals best practice for corporate treasurers operating in the region.
Competitive advantage is falling by the wayside as 52% of companies admit they have a limited understanding of the internationalisation of RMB.
Trade finance, a relatively safe business with a low loss ratio, can help companies seeking to expand their global footprint and access cheaper supply chains. But the risks, however minor, still need to be managed effectively.
Deloittes’ quarterly survey of business finance leaders reveals a positive mood for expansion with cheaper and more available credit than at any time in the last six years. But even as the threat of a Eurozone breakup recedes, the Bank of England’s (BoE) new head, Mark Carney, has much work to do.
In his speech at the annual dinner of the Institutional Money Market Funds Association (IMMFA), Economic Secretary to the Treasury, Sajid Javid, gave the industry some hope that the UK would work with the industry when considering new MMF regulations.
Sajid Javid MP, Economic Secretary to the Treasury, addresses the annual dinner of the Institutional Money Market Funds Association (IMMFA) on 12th June.
With up to half a million paper-based supplier invoices to process each year, Toyota Material Handling Europe (TMHE) looked to electronic invoicing (e-invoicing) to increase internal efficiency. With the project now live and suppliers coming on board, does it live up to the promise?
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