Asia, Europe, FX Outlook, Global Edge, Treasury Management

 

Global Edge
January 13, 2009
Trade finance is one of the oldest means of financing exports, and according to the World Trade Organization, it is used to pay for approximately 90 percent of global trade.
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Treasury Management
January 13, 2009
Companies face unprecedented challenges managing their cash reserves due to the recent turmoil in the financial markets.
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FX Outlook
January 13, 2009 Posted by
As my colleague Fernand Kong mentioned in last month's FX Outlook, the USD recovery in the latter half of 2008 was the result of the near collapse of the global financial system.
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FX Outlook
January 06, 2009 Posted by
Everyone knows the broader story for commodity prices in 2008; it was a tale of two wildly differing six-month periods. For the first half of the year virtually every commodity soared in value; after July 4, there was a collective nosedive.
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FX Outlook
December 30, 2008 Posted by
Many corporations tend to use forwards to hedge their currency exposures - pricing is relatively transparent, the accounting simple and most finance staff are comfortable with them.
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FX Outlook
December 23, 2008 Posted by
The parallels are many and they are disturbing. Japan's problems started with a sharp decline in Japanese stocks in 1989.
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Treasury Management
December 17, 2008
The massive disruption to the investment markets that was triggered by the demise of auction rate securities, the subprime debacle, and the financial sector deterioration and bailout hit many companies hard this year.
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FX Outlook
December 16, 2008 Posted by
The CNY has been noticeably weaker in December. After spending several weeks around 6.82-6.83, it weakened towards 6.90, before strengthening slightly at the end of last week when the dollar lost ground to most currencies.
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FX Outlook
December 08, 2008 Posted by
Since this past summer, USD has rebounded forcefully from a seven-year bear cycle that started in Q1 2002. The global financial crisis has created massive demand for the USD that propelled the currency to stage a dramatic comeback.
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FX Outlook
December 02, 2008 Posted by
In a world of imploding equity valuations and panic-stricken debt markets, currencies have been relatively stable.
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