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    EuroFinance: disruptive innovation, outsourcing, and the battle of the coffee bars

    EuroFinance’s annual International Cash and Treasury Management conference is always a great opportunity to catch up with the latest industry news (and gossip). We look at some of the key discussion points from the event, which was held in Budapest last week.

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    China: finding its comfort zone

    The launch of the Shanghai Free Trade Zone last September was hailed as a seminal moment for the Chinese economy and its place alongside the rest of the world. A year on, has the anticipation been met in reality?

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    Treasury benchmarking: an art and a science

    To attain best practice, a treasurer first needs to understand the department’s current processes and performance and how these relate to the wider treasury universe. Benchmarking is a key tool which allows treasurers to do this – and is an important first step towards achieving treasury best practice.

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    Challenges in financial planning: lessons from Tesco

    Following the news that UK supermarket group Tesco overstated its earnings by £250m, some are asking whether the retailer could have improved its financial planning processes. We look at the biggest challenges facing corporates in planning for the future and explore how they can do better.

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    Latin America: a positive future

    Despite the negative headlines emanating from Argentina in recent months, the outlook for corporates in Latin America as a whole remains upbeat. And with a number of trade agreements in place, foreign investment in the region looks set to continue.

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    Why it’s time to get to know your CPO

    Companies who achieve best practice in procurement all share one thing in common. But what’s the tactical secret and how can it deliver visible results to your company’s bottom line?

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    I’m only in Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays

    Treasurers work full-time. This was the message Kate Smedley heard many times before she managed to find a firm open to her working part-time. Balancing family and working life can be done at a senior level, but there are obstacles along the way.

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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.