Strong Growth, Strong Reform In Mongolia

MILESTONES: MONGOLIA By Thomas Clouse Mongolia’s economy grew at a record-setting pace in 2011, bringing optimism for improved living standards—and concerns about overheating. In February the World Bank cited 2011 GDP growth at 17.3%, up from 6.4% in 2010. Unemployment ...

Treasury & Cash Management Awards 2012

ANNUAL SURVEY: DIGGING DEEPER By Anita Hawser Companies want ever-more-detailed information to better manage cash and liquidity. Those banks that are investing in best-in-class risk and liquidity management solutions are winning corporate clients. Last year was a difficult one for ...

TCM Focus: Corporate Payments

CARD TRICKS By Denise Bedell Advanced card solutions are helping companies extend working capital cycles while improving suppliers' cash flow. The drive to automate payments has been a long-term trend, pushed further by the global financial crisis and the need ...

Special Report: Sepa

THE JOURNEY BEGINS By Denise Bedell Upcoming end-dates for Sepa migration prompt companies to begin planning projects. Corporates in Europe are facing the inevitability of Sepa compliance in or around 2014—when end-dates for migration from domestic legacy direct debit systems ...

FX: Europe's Unresolved Crises

CORPORATE FINANCING NEWS: FOREIGN EXCHANGE By Gordon Platt Safe-haven buying drove US bond yields to the lowest level since 1950, and the dollar rose as the tumultuous summer of 2011 drew to a close with no solution in sight to ...

US Treasury Department Going Paperless

MILESTONES: UNITED STATES By Anita Hawser There is nothing quite like the threat of a debt default and a whopping budget deficit to focus policymakers’ minds on cutting costs. E–invoicing to reduce Treasury costs In an effort to reduce the ...

Preparing For Basel III

COVER STORY: MISSING PIECES By Michael Shari Corporations are adding up the costs—and looking at alternatives to increasingly expensive banking services. It would be hard to find a multinational corporation with a firmer grip on the intricacies of global finance ...

Regulators In The Driver’s Seat

SIBOS 2011— REGULATION By Denise Bedell Companies—and their banks—are increasingly mindful of how regulatory changes, such as the introduction of Basel III, will affect their corporate banking activities and the cost of banking services. Wholesale banking activities—in particular, straight lending—are ...