Welcoming in the Year of the Tiger
Welcome to the first issue of Treasury Today Asia this year. In this January/February edition we celebrate the new year and welcome in the Year of the Tiger. Optimism may be in short supply following the last two years and in the wake of new travel restrictions across the APAC region. However, there are certainly welcome signs that the worst of the pandemic may be behind us and opportunities for corporates across the region.
We will continue to celebrate the achievements of our phenomenal Adam Smith Awards Asia 2021 winners who triumphed against the backdrop of the most competitive year of our awards programme to date. Their stories will be shared throughout 2022 in our podcast series and case studies, delving deeper into their winning solutions.
In this edition we take a look at China’s energy crisis as China rations power amid dwindling supplies owing to the rising price of imported coal. We explore the root causes of the crisis, how long is it going to last and what it means for companies manufacturing in the region. Supply chains have been in frequent conversation in recent times, we assess the topic from the angle of sustainable supply chain solutions and look at how treasury is integrating ESG into corporate supply chains.
Elsewhere, we take a look at investing and focus on digital assets. Beyond their mainstream fame, we explore what they are and what their role within a corporate investment strategy is, as well as a deep dive into Risk Management in China and a Treasury Talent feature which explores the latest in recruitment trends in the industry.
We wish you a prosperous Year of the Tiger and look forward to collaborating in 2022.