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Counterparty risk: Bank of China CDS' narrow 6.3% 

By | Apr 15, 2014

The latest five-year CDS spreads of global and regional banks, provided by S&P Capital IQ.

Reg Roundup: India fixes intercompany loans to government bonds; HK and Shanghai link exchanges 

By | Apr 16, 2014

The Reserve Bank of India has mandated fixing intercompany loan rates to government bonds; The Hong Kong Securities and Futures Bill has been enacted; and Indonesia has ...

Top Ten Trade Finance Transactions Revealed 

By | Apr 14, 2014

After sifting through the year’s interviews and submissions, CT has selected ten trade finance transactions that represent the most innovative deals in Asia-Pacific

Leaders
Are BPOs and eLCS the VHS and Betamax of trade finance? Part II
Are BPOs and eLCs the VHS and Betamax of trade finance?
When the ‘natural hedge’ goes wrong
Working Capital
"Are BPOs and eLCS the VHS and Betamax of trade finance? Part II"
Part II of a case comparison of the latest advances in trade finance covers BPOs and eLCs. Are they mutually viable in the long-term?
Working Capital
"Are BPOs and eLCs the VHS and Betamax of trade finance? "
Part one of a case comparison looks at BPOs and eLCs. Are both practices mutually viable in the long-term?
Black Swan
"When the ‘natural hedge’ goes wrong"
Thai Airways switched from operating in US dollars backed with FX hedging to a natural hedge strategy, but the plunging baht has called the decision into question.
May 20, 2014 | Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong

A morning of sessions and networking focused on sharing ideas and highlighting the issues that affect women in the asset management industry. Session topics will focus on the asset management ...

May 20, 2014 | Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong

It is an industry event for the asset management community. Sessions focus on best practice in asset management, business development opportunities available throughout the Asia-Pacific and ...

May 21 - 22, 2014 | Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong

The Asian Investment Summit is AsianInvestor’s flagship event for the region’s investment management community. Running in its 9th year the Summit has established itself as the ...

Shanghai FTZ rules make netting too costly, treasurer warns

Shanghai FTZ rules make netting too costly, treasurer warns

Tony Lam, treasurer for Valspar Asia, argued that current Shanghai FTZ netting rules drives costs, allowing banks in could save money.

Will you be the standard bearer for Bank Service Billing?

Will you be the standard bearer for Bank Service Billing?

Former GE treasurer Paul Burstein advises treasurers to put standardised billing in their bank RFPs.

How Japan’s eContext Asia’s HK listing muted yen risk

How Japan’s eContext Asia’s HK listing muted yen risk

Tomohiro Yamaguchi, CFO of eContext Asia, a Japanese merchant focused electronic payments company, takes CT through its decision to relocate its ...

Thermo Fisher's rolls out China distributor finance scheme

Thermo Fisher's rolls out China distributor finance scheme

Thermo Fisher has set up a distributor micro-finance scheme with online financial service company Jimubox.

6 Months 1 Year
Forwards Bid Ask Bid Ask
AUD/USD -117.16 -116.49 -237.05 -235.05
USD/CAD 47.8 49.6 94.1 100.1
USD/CHF -14.61 -14.01 -33.94 -32.69
EUR/USD -4.18 -3.62 -3.43 -2.18
USD/JPY -11.16 -10.63 -30 -26.25
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