While the pickup in global economic growth remains on track, companies in Asia continue to report difficulties in getting paid on time.
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Already an established event in Europe, this month has seen the first Supply Chain Finance Community Forum Asia bring together treasurers, procurement directors, banks, tech vendors and academics in Singapore.
The latest regulatory summit held in Singapore earlier this month heard that the impact on new rules introduced in other regions of the world will extend to firms in Asia Pacific.
The mobile phone’s capabilities are finally going beyond just balance information and approvals to provide more of the solutions that treasurers and CFOs actually need.
The fifth Supply Chain Finance Summit, held in Singapore earlier this month, focused on the factors shaping the region’s supply chain finance.
Preparing for the technology of the future means radically rethinking the way companies employ it today. That was a central message from this month’s EmTech Asia 2017 conference in Singapore.
Two decades into the 21st century, international trade still relies heavily on paper documentation. IT entrepreneur Roberto Capodieci believes that blockchain is set to transform the process and shake up supply chain finance.
Even before the proposed tariffs threatened by America on imports heightened fears of a trade war, life was getting more difficult for companies that want to conduct business in China.
Financial professionals with expertise in regulatory compliance are among those across Asia whose employment and salary prospects are seen as brightest in the coming year.
The fallout from India’s recent demonetisation initiative has gained most attention, but other less publicised government initiatives across Asia are maintaining the momentum for electronic payments.