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November 2011 5 Min Read

Interview – Olivier Casanova

Interview – Olivier Casanova Finance and Treasury Manager, PSA Peugeot Citroën “A more balanced debt profile” Le Lettre du Trésorier You were named as the finance and treasury manager of PSA Peugeot Citroen at the beginning of 2010. What have...

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November 2011 8 Min Read

Money Market Funds: A Global Story

Money Market Funds: A Global Story by Mark Stockley, Managing Director and Head of International Cash Sales, BlackRock According to a recent report for Q2 2011 jointly compiled by the European-based European Fund and Asset Management Association (EFAMA) and US based...

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November 2011 4 Min Read

Interview – Benoît Kerloc’h

Interview – Benoît Kerloc’h Director of Finance and Treasury, CFAO “We give priority to micro-hedging” La Lettre du Trésorier In France, the reputation of your company is modest in comparison to its size; it is worth over €1.5bn on...

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November 2011 6 Min Read

Corporate Cash Management in India and Beyond

Corporate Cash Management in India and Beyond by Nimesh Karwanyun, Head – Global Transaction Banking, India, BNP Paribas The degree of economic volatility in India is less than in many other markets in the world today, in part thanks to the support of the huge...

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October 2011 7 Min Read

Leveraging RMB to Reduce Risk & Fix Costs

Leveraging RMB to Reduce Risk & Fix Costs by Simon Jones, Managing Director, Head of International On-boarding, J.P. Morgan Treasury Services, EMEA With China now the second largest economy in the world, no company can afford to ignore the strategic...

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October 2011 4 Min Read

Helping Companies to Achieve their Potential in CEE

Helping Companies to Achieve their Potential in CEE by Kristine De Lepeleire, General Manager International Cash Management & Cash Clearing, KBC Global Services The economic landscape has changed unrecognisably in recent years, as a result of globalisation,...

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October 2011 6 Min Read

Hungary – an Economic Overview

by György Barcza, Economist, K&H Bank Hungary was a frontrunner in the transition process as the country was among the first to open up for foreign investments and new technologies. Per capita foreign direct investment is high, and foreign companies flooded the...

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September 2011 3 Min Read

Phase 2 of SA’s Money Market Dematerialisation

Phase 2 of SA’s Money Market Dematerialisation The ongoing dematerialisation of South Africa’s money market securities is running according to schedule, and all Category 3 securities were issued in dematerialised form from the end August 2011. Category 3 money...

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September 2011 9 Min Read

Mobile Money Moves Ahead in Africa

Mobile Money Moves Ahead in Africa by Tomasz Smilowicz, Managing Director, Global Head of Mobile Solutions Global Transaction Services, Citi and Filippo Sabatini, Managing Director, Global Public Sector Head, Global Transaction Services, Citi Economic and political...

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September 2011 11 Min Read

African Carbon Credits – An Unexploited Commodity

African Carbon Credits – An Unexploited Commodity by Storm Steenkamp, Senior Associate, and Sean Buchanan, Projects Director, EcoMetrix Africa In 2010 the global carbon market was valued at approximately $142bn. This represents a slight decrease in value on the...

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September 2011 4 Min Read

From Greenback to Renminbi – the Internationalisation of CNY

From Greenback to Renminbi – the Internationalisation of CNY by Peter Wong, Chairman, IACCT (China) China entered the ‘brave new world’ in 2001 when it became the latest member of the World Trade Organization (WTO). State-owned banks at the time were...

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May 2011 4 Min Read

Germany – Home of Another Economic Miracle?

This year Germany will once again enjoy strong economic growth, and prospects for 2012 are also good. But we should not draw the conclusion from the currently positive developments that the medium- to long-term outlook has improved markedly. The economy is currently...