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Managing Treasury in the CIS Countries

Igor Panivko, Konica Minolta | 10 April

In the past 16 years, the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) including Russia, Ukraine and 10 neighbouring countries have experienced two serious financial crises: in 1998 the resulting turmoil caused by the Asian financial markets’ collapse and the shockwaves of the 2008-09 global financial downturn. Each of these led to severe national currency devaluation of 20% in Russia and up to 60% in Ukraine. This in turn triggered a chain of economic bankruptcies, reduced the reliability of the financial system and led to huge losses from exchange rate differences on companies’ profit and loss (P&L) statements.

2014: The Year of the Business to Business Direct Debit?

Richard Ransom, Bottomline Technologies | 10 April

Direct debits (DD) are no longer associated with consumer collections alone. Recent figures reveal more than one in four UK business-to-business (B2B) payments are made via DD. While the majority are for standard utility bills, the changing business attitude towards DD is clear. From improving financial control and creating a known, trusted cash flow, the benefits of DD as a collection mechanism are compelling. This article considers whether the ability to now embed strong DD control and management within the payment process will make 2014 the year of the B2B direct debit.

Cash Management: the In-house Bank - Part 2

Kelvin Walton, gtnews | 10 April

gtnews’ series of articles on the practical application of technology in corporate treasury continues with the second and concluding article about in-house banking (IHB). It addresses key IHB business operations including support for cash pooling, the management of inter-company lending and depositing, inter-company dealing, treasury accounting and payments management - including payment factory operations.

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