Frontier Markets Report: Cuba
Obstacles and contradictions mar Cuba’s environment for foreign direct investment, but its market offers a wealth of opportunity.
A new award from Global Finance recognizes banks with outstanding service and practice, but not necessarily the biggest balance sheets.
Treasury & Cash Management 2016 Supplement
An overview of the "big picture" trends in treasury and cash management shows the total value of markets in specific sub-sectors.
Global companies continue to hoard cash at record levels, as worrisome economic conditions hamper investment in operations and investors demand ever-increasing capital returns.
Compliance | Know Your Customer obligations on corporate treasuries and their banking partners are rising. Can financial utilities alleviate the risk and cost?
Technology | Do treasury and risk management solutions represent product innovation—or just innovative marketing?
Profiling the most notable figures within Treasury & Cash Management
India | The Indian parliament’s adoption of a constitutional amendment bill has paved the way for the biggest tax reform in the $2 trillion economy’s history, as Narendra Modi’s government prepares to usher in a dramatic change in the tax regime: a single goods and services tax (GST) that subsumes all central, state and local levies.
Mexico | Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim is advocating a massive shift to a three-day workweek, particularly for older employees.
Japan | Elected Tokyo’s first female governor, Yuriko Koike has made history in Japan. She ran as an independent in defiance of her party—the ruling Liberal Democratic Party—which supported the lesser-known Hiroya Masuda. Koike, 64 years old and a veteran politician, hopes to bring the city’s financial center back to its former glory.
Indonesia | Can the much-admired former Finance Minister of Indonesia, Sri Mulyani Indrawati, bring back the magic in her second tour in the post?
Corporate Finance & Capital
SECURITY | Cybersecurity forecasts predict more and stronger attacks on corporate and bank technology systems. One treatment: Inoculate by intentionally attacking your own system to find weaknesses before hackers do.
HUMAN RESOURCES | Performance appraisals drive everyone nuts, but many US companies are doing them more often.
INDIA | Introduced just a year ago, “green” masala bonds—offshore rupee-denominated bonds to fund private-sector investment addressing climate change—are hot.
CREDIT LINE | On a visit to Argentina in August, Citi CEO Michael Corbat met with the country’s pro-market president, Mauricio Macri, and announced a $3.5 billion line of credit for the bank’s 1,300 corporate and institutional clients in the country.
Hedging Strategies | Billion-dollar fuel-hedging losses offer a counterintuitive lesson for corporates.