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Challenges with EMIR Reporting Solutions

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February 2014 5 Min Read

Adopting a Rule-Based Approach to Hedging

Adopting a Rule-Based Approach to Hedging by Roland Kern, Head of Treasury, Lufthansa Group Lufthansa Group is a complex, global business operating in an industry that has experienced considerable volatility in recent years. In this article, Roland Kern, Head of...

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February 2014 13 Min Read

IFRS 9 Hedging – Was it Worth the Wait? (part two)

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January 2014 12 Min Read

IFRS 9 Hedging – Was it Worth the Wait? (part one)

IFRS 9 Hedging – Was it Worth the Wait? by Clarette du Plooy, Director, Corporate Treasury Solutions and Kees-Jan de Vries, Director, Capital Markets and Accounting Advisory Services, PwC In November 2013, the IASB issued the long-awaited IFRS 9, ‘Financial...

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November 2013 4 Min Read

Interference on the G20 Line?

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October 2013 6 Min Read

What’s Behind the Tobin or ‘Robin Hood’ Tax Rate?

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August 2013 3 Min Read

The TMI Tax Doctor: Withholding Tax

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August 2013 10 Min Read

Everything You Always Wanted to Know About EMIR Reporting

Everything You Always Wanted to Know about EMIR Reporting (but were afraid to ask) by François Masquelier, Head of Corporate Finance and Treasury, RTL Group, and Honorary Chairman of the European Association of Corporate Treasurers Surely the problem of the...

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April 2013 7 Min Read

IFRS 13: When Counterparty Risk Hits Your Bottom Line

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March 2013 3 Min Read

IAS 39 and Hedge Accounting – For Better or For Worse?

IAS 39 and Hedge Accounting – For Better or For Worse? by François Masquelier, Head of Corporate Finance and Treasury, RTL Group, and Honorary Chairman of the European Association of Corporate Treasurers I was recently asked a simple but nevertheless...

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January 2013 3 Min Read

The TMI Tax Doctor: Achieving Your Hedging Objectives

The TMI Tax Doctor: Achieving Your Hedging Objectives Welcome to the third column of Tax Doctor. In this issue I look at two questions around the management of cash tax volatility as a result of hedging foreign exchange exposures. Q1: We are a UK headed group and our...

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