Treasury Today Country Profiles in association with Citi
Treasury Today Asia September/October 2018 magazine cover

September/October 2018

Publication date: Sep 2018

Is the crypto gold rush over?

The internet is slowly becoming a crypto-graveyard. This is after cryptocurrency after cryptocurrency, often created as part of an initial coin offering (ICO), lose their value, rendering them worthless. In fact, one website which tracks failing cryptocurrencies claims that there are over 800 cryptocurrencies that trade for less than a cent.

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Treasury Today Asia July/August 2018 magazine cover

July/August 2018

Publication date: Jul 2018

There can never be too many banks

Treasurers have never had so many banks competing for their business. Indeed, a recent Bain & Company report has found that the transaction banking space is more saturated than ever. This comes as bank executives place their bets on the fee-based income gleaned from the business driving a new era of growth for their institutions.

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Treasury Today Asia May/June 2018 magazine front cover

May/June 2018

Publication date: May 2018

What goes up can stay up

Alibaba founder, Jack Ma, is renowned for his colourful quotes on all manner of topics. One that stands out is his comment on flying pigs. “First of all, a pig can fly in the wind, but when that wind dies down it’s the pig who’s going to fall to his death, because he’s still a pig,” said Ma in a 2015 interview with Sina Tech.

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Treasury Today Asia March/April 2018 magazine cover

March/April 2018

Publication date: Mar 2018

Will Asia thrive in the Year of the Dog?

Countries across the region celebrated the Lunar New Year in February, ushering in the Year of the Earth Dog. According to the Chinese Zodiac, the Earth Dog is kind, efficient and skilled in communication. It holds the notion of fair play and social justice dear and, given the dog’s role as a protector of the home, could be interpreted as time for a shift geographically and politically from predominantly offensive positions to more defensive positions.

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Treasury Today Asia January/February 2018 magazine cover

January/February 2018

Publication date: Jan 2018

Singapore to drive pan-ASEAN digital agenda

Singapore is taking digitisation seriously. This was evident at its recent fintech festival, which saw over 25,000 attendees from all over the world descend on the city-state to take part in a week of festivities designed to push forward the future of financial services.

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Treasury Today Asia November/December 2017 magazine cover

November/December 2017

Publication date: Nov 2017

China outlines its global ambitions

All eyes were on Beijing in October as the 19th Communist Party Congress took place. Staged in the Great Hall of the People every five years, the congress brought together over 2,000 party members to shape policy, decide on political positioning and set the agenda for the years ahead.

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Treasury Today Asia September/October 2017 magazine cover

September/October 2017

Publication date: Sep 2017

Fifty years of being one

There is a peculiar irony in the way that, as one side of the world seeks to close its doors and adopt an isolationist stance (cf. Brexit and Trumpism), another celebrates openness and welcomes a co-operative future.

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Treasury Today Asia July/August 2017 magazine cover

July/August 2017

Publication date: Jul 2017

Hong Kong: 20 years since the handover

In July 1997, the United Kingdom transferred sovereignty over Hong Kong to the People’s Republic of China after 150 years of British control. The event marked a new era for Hong Kong and the effective end of the British Empire. In his farewell speech, Governor Chris Patten said: “The story of this great city is about the years before this night and the years of success that will surely follow it.”

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Treasury Today Asia May/June 2017 magazine cover

May/June 2017

Publication date: May 2017

China Inc spreads its wings

The ‘One belt, one road’ initiative has been widely spoken of since it was first unveiled by President Xi Jinping in 2013. As part of the government’s drive to transform its economy from one based on manufacturing to one based on services, the ambitious initiative aims to restore the country’s old land and sea trade routes and to boost economic connectivity between Asia, Europe and Africa.

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Treasury Today Asia March/April 2017 magazine cover

March/April 2017

Publication date: Mar 2017

Flying the flag for free trade

Thirty years ago, whilst deep in the grip of the Cold War, the United States became the head cheerleader for globalisation, a trend driven largely by capitalist enterprise and free trade. Meanwhile China, on the other hand, was busy staunchly adhering to the communist principles of central control. The country’s economy was still largely closed, with Deng Xiaoping’s ambitious financial reforms and economic overhaul just beginning.

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