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US Treasurers Expect Stable Rates During 2015 - 27 March 2015

Relatively few treasurers at US corporations expect the Federal Reserve to begin increasing interest rates before the end of 2015, according to a survey by Clearwater Analytics ...

EU to Probe Cross-border E-commerce Obstacles - 27 March 2015

The European Commission is to launch an investigation into efforts by the region’s retail industry to prevent shoppers using websites outside their own countries, in the latest step towards a single EU digital market ...

SIA Launches Public Sector E-invoice Platform - 27 March 2015

SIA has launched ‘SIA Easy City’, an electronic invoicing and digital payments platform to connect firms in Italy’s public sector with businesses and citizens ...

New Guidelines for Green Bond Market - 27 March 2015

New principles have been produced to address the fast-growing market for green bonds, which support sustainability by raising funds for projects offering environmental benefits and which enjoy a tax-exempt status to attract investors ...

Equinix Opens Singapore Centre, Adds Further Locations - 26 March 2015

Equinix, the US-based provider of global carrier-neutral data centres and internet exchanges, has officially opened its third international business exchange (IBX) data centre, known as ‘SG3’, in Singapore ...

Women Make Progress in UK Boardrooms - 25 March 2015

Despite recent progress, fewer than one in 10 of the UK’s biggest companies has a female executive director - involved in managing the company directly, rather than overseeing its management ...

UK Regulator Delves into Dark Pools - 25 March 2015

UK regulator the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) is to review so-called ‘dark pools’ electronic trading sites where high-frequency traders and other market participants are able to buy and sell anonymously ...

Europe’s Bond Trading Goes Electronic - 25 March 2015

Europe’s bond markets are rapidly going electronic, with 57% of trading volume in European government bonds executed electronically in 2014 - up 14 percentage points since the onset of the global financial crisis according to Greenwich Associates ...

ICC Partners with IE Singapore in Academy Launch - 24 March 2015

The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) has partnered with government agency International Enterprise (IE) Singapore to launch the ICC Academy with the aim of “setting a new standard for professional education” ...

SocGen Launches Mobile App for Treasurers who Travel - 24 March 2015

Société Générale has launched a new mobile app with a built-in security solution, which the group said is aimed at providing corporate clients with a secure and simple mobile app for approving payments on Smartphone or tablet ...

Square Extends Square Cash Service to SMEs - 24 March 2015

Square is expanding its services for small and medium-sized enterprises, with a card processing service that makes it easier for them to give up using cheques in favour of cards ...

Mixed Responses as UK Inflation Drops to Zero - 24 March 2015

The UK’s inflation rate, as measured by the consumer prices index (CPI) measure, fell to zero last month from 0.3% in January - the lowest rate since estimates of the measure began in 1988 ...