Corporates that are heavily vested in commodities for production or packaging of finished goods fight a battle against risk on multiple fronts. The raw materials most necessary for the business can be the object of many raw deals, being subject to price fluctuations, currency moves and international politics.
The implementation of ISO 20022 continues to feel plenty of turbulence. But although stakeholders around the globe have been making little changes to the standard, it will help to simplify international payments, and corporations can benefit greatly from it.
Entrepreneurs have a 50/50 chance at success. Oftentimes, they run into trouble because they try to become experts across too many diverse areas. Finance leaders can help entrepreneurs through each phase of the startup.
Brazil is delicately balanced between its decade-long run of economic good news and a (potential) downturn and retrenchment. But hope is emerging from an unlikely source.
Financial professionals attending the EuroFinance International Cash, Treasury & Risk Management conference in Singapore received insights on key innovations – sometimes from surprising sources – and opportunities to improve the effectiveness of treasury.