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Treasury Going Global: Best Practices to Support International Expansion

Raoul de Mos , Zanders, Treasury & Finance Solutions - Jill Tosi , Zanders, Treasury & Finance Solutions | 11 July

As international economic activity continues to increase, many organisations actively seek opportunities to further expand their operations through global trading relationships. For treasurers, this expansion can be both exciting and terrifying. In fact, company growth presents as many challenges as it does opportunities. The pressures of international expansion have the very real tendency to magnify current shortcomings, even in core activities, as well as presenting new challenges for the treasury department. This article explores both the benefits and potential pitfalls.

Going Global, Profitably

Philippe Gelis , Kantox | 10 July

As talk of global economic recovery continues, many small and mid-sized companies are finding the confidence to explore growth through export into new markets. Successful expansion outside domestic markets will help bolster national economies further and undoubtedly continue to drive growth. However, while the outlook on the whole is positive breaking into new markets internationally is one of the toughest challenges any business will face. Rules and common business practices change, language barriers spring up and it can be hard to know where to look for local resources.

Consequences of Basel III for Notional Pooling

Dominic Hoogendijk, Enigma Consulting | 9 July

Over the next few years banks will have to prepare themselves for compliance with the new rules that the Basel III capital adequacy regime has set for financial institutions (FIs). The 2008 financial crisis and the introduction of Basel III have caused limitations in the available liquidity of companies. As a result, companies are looking for cash.

The Bottom Line from Basel III

Nick Burge, Lloyds Bank | 8 July

The package of new rules being introduced under the Third Basel Accord have been held up as the world’s best chance to avoid another financial meltdown. These regulations aim to support long-term financial stability and growth in the economy, as well as armouring banks against financial stress, and are the key regulatory response to the banking crisis of 2008. At their core, they aim to make banks less risky by determining minimum requirements for managing against both solvency and liquidity events.