Far and away, the largest financial market on the planet is the foreign exchange currencies market, where on average individuals and organisations trade more than $5 trillion daily. In the FX world, the ability to master the market isn't considered a luxury for treasury officers–it's a necessity.
We live in interesting times – at least that’s what political and economic commentators keep telling us – However, you could easily say we are experiencing very uncertain and, some might suggest, disconcerting times.
Inthe UK’s recent Autumn Budget, Chancellor Phillip Hammond vouched for a plan to build a British economy that is “fit for the ... read more
Treasurers are more interested in cross-border payments and automation than real-time payments, as they are consistently asked to do more with less, argues Rick Burke, head of corporate payments at TD Bank in an exclusive interview.
For UK treasurers looking to manage financial risk within their organisation, recent news of an interest rate rise from 0.25% to 0.5% was a mixed blessing.
Whether responding to questions from other stakeholders or seeking to monitor the effectiveness of their risk management processes, treasurers and FX managers in growing companies with expanding foreign currency exposures need solid analytics to support their decision making.
From corporates investing in Asia to small and medium enterprise (SME) suppliers wanting to make sure they get paid, companies are trying to discern whether countries and counterparties in Asia are actually risky.
The EU and US’ shift in accounting standards may bring balance sheet losses and increase credit risk, according to James Elder, director of risk services at Standard & Poor’s (S&P) Global.
Anyone long for a return to a more predictable economic time? Be prepared for a rather long wait, as the rate rise from the Bank of England’s (BofE) signals anything but a move to more conventional times.
Today the bank of England announced it would base interest rates from 0.25% to 0.5%. We have collated some initial comments from the industry on how this will impact the markets: