Latin America: the guaranteed antidote to boredom for treasurers. Unfortunately, it often also means sleepless nights. In this call, we discussed how people manage their treasury operations across the region. Most participants had a similar approach – but we still had some lively discussions, especially around banking relations.
This was our third call on the situation in Russia. It focused on the practical challenges people are facing: nearly all participants are either running down their businesses or continuing on humanitarian grounds for products which are exempted from sanctions, particularly in the healthcare sector. However, as one participant put it, winding down is easier said than done
This report below reflects the significant complexity of doing business and managing treasury in India. But it is an important market, and one which is improving. So it is definitely worth the effort. Key topics covered in the report include: Investing excess cash, cash repatriation, FX Transactions, Experiences with International Banks and POBO / ROBO
Why treasury should have insurance in its remit and how treasurers are approaching the challenges of increased premiums.
This report describes the challenges that corporate treasurers face in Iraq and how they manage banking and FX for their operations in the country and Iraqi Kurdistan
As a war torn and famine stricken country, it is not surprising that Ethiopia is a difficult place to do business. But, with a population of over 100 million people, it is the second largest country in Africa (after Nigeria), so economic activity does take place. Items deemed essential, such as medicine and goods required for building infrastructure, can be imported, but long payment delays are not uncommon. Importers find local currency building up from their local service operations: the absence of foreign banks makes it challenging to manage this. Most have decided to set up a local treasury team, and one operates via Djibouti.
This report comprises the initial reactions of senior treasurers to FX Law 14.286 (which includes: intercompany netting, offshore BRL accounts, onshore foreign currency accounts & royalties remittance) experiences with payroll, boletos, PIX, FX hedging and transactions and local banks .
Safety of employees and delivery of salary payments are the highest priorities of treasurers responsible for Russia and Ukraine who also shared their experiences approaches to sanctions compliance, local operations and FX hedging. This report is based on an emergency 90 minute peer call with participation from 15 major companies.
Corporate treasurers have already taken actions in light of the Ukraine / Russia situation and are deeply involved in contingency plans should it get worse. This report details their evaluation and approaches
This report provides feedback on the current business situation in China , and how treasurers find the local banking, regulatory and operating environment is evolving in the light of COVID and increasing geopolitical tensions.