• Aerial view of a container cargo ship importing goods

    Making the most of intraregional trade

    A number of initiatives are set to support the growth of intraregional trade over the coming years. Where are the opportunities, and how can treasurers support their organisations in reaping the rewards in this evolving landscape?

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    The quest for supply chain efficiency

    Increasing supply chain efficiency is a priority for companies around the world. What role can treasurers play in addressing the pain points – and how is technology supporting the adoption of more efficient practices?

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    Building bridges

    While protectionist sentiment continues to shape the economic policies of some western markets, initiatives currently gaining momentum in Asia could lead to the development of new trade corridors and opportunities, both within the region and with trading partners further afield.

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    Supply chain centres

    Optimising supply chain activities is a priority for many companies in Asia. As well as centralising procurement processes, some companies are seeking further efficiency by setting up global supply chain centres which can centralise both procurement and treasury activities.

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    A healthy supply

    Supplier finance is often seen as a solution too good to be true. And whilst corporates operating in Europe and the US may now have seen the benefits it can bring, many here in Asia are only just beginning to realise its potential. So what makes a successful supplier financing programme? Treasury Today Asia speaks to a number of experts to find out.

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    Digital flows

    The digitisation of trade has been a long time coming. It would seem however, that real momentum is beginning to build and that trade is truly beginning to enter the digital era. But what does a digital trading ecosystem mean for corporates and what may a fully digital trading ecosystem look like? Treasury Today explores.

  • An old disused windmill at dawn

    Trade winds

    In recent years, trade growth has failed to outpace the rate of global economic growth, for the first time since 1985. The impact of this has been felt in Asia especially, as the world’s most vibrant trading region, impacting both its economies and companies alike. In this article, we look at what corporate treasurers can do to navigate the business through these difficult times, and also how new technology is transforming trade finance.

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    India: the new factory of the world

    Much has been made of China and its position as the world’s largest manufacturing and trading nation. Yet, as wages in China rise corporates are increasingly looking beyond the country to other markets. India is looking to take advantage of this opportunity and mobilise its enormous workforce. In this article we explore the steps India is taking to make it a business friendly location and what corporates need to know when trading with and in the country.

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    Trading places

    The last two decades have seen a seismic shift in global trade corridors. Where once trade was conducted primarily between developed western nations; today, emerging markets, and more specifically Asia, are now at the heart of those flows. So with trading relationships extending further afield and encompassing a broader range of companies than ever before, what has the impact been on international treasurers?

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    The trouble with preferential treatment

    While free trade agreements continue to proliferate at a remarkable pace in Asia, the utilisation rates are on the whole negligible. Is this because governments have not effectively communicated the benefits? Or are FTAs simply not all they are cracked up to be?