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Thanks to technology, trade finance is undergoing a revolution. CT provides you with this map for blockchain’s trade finance applications.
In one month, China’s foreign exchange regulator has fined 48 corporates, banks and individuals. European chemistry giant Solvay, as well as HSBC, are on the list.
Called Fx Rate Locking, Alibaba’s foreign exchange hedging tool gives small businesses in China what they desperately need – scale.
In China, telecoms giant ZTE is on the front pages presented as a pawn in a larger political game, but the lessons of looking out for compliance apply to every corporate treasury in the region
Some of the world’s top companies – also including Roche, GE and others – join Swift’s global payment initiative pilot. But whether other “Swift corporates” will be able to go GPI-active remains to be seen.
A massive tax reduction plan promoted by Premier Li Keqiang is intended to boost small and medium-sized enterprises. Treasurers may want to revisit contracts and renegotiate pricing.
A Swift solution – FINcopy – will inform the Reserve Bank of India in real time of every cross-border transaction involving the country.
Corporates can take advantage of tax treaty arrangements through an expanded safe harbour rule or by claiming derivative beneficial ownership status.
The blockchain payment provider joins a Hong Kong company to enter the murky waters of China’s highly regulated cross-border payment enterprises.
Cryptocurrencies' problem is they’re often backed by little more than hope and hype. Bridgecoin, however, says it’s about to change all that. CT looks at its mechanisms and challenges.