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CTMfile Update 22nd Feb 2019

For corporate treasury departments world-wide

Dear [fullname,fallback=],

This week on CTMfile:

First, we are sad to say goodbye and many many thanks to Bija for her superb work over the last four years. We wish her well in her new job at the European Space Agency in Rome.
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Second, we welcome Graham Buck as Deputy Editor. Many of you will remember him from his work on GTnews and The Treasurer.

Third: Look at our items this week on: Online views and management of cash structures; how to minimise payment card costs - don't use them; FTEs will continue to dominate corporate treasury departments; blockchain continues to be used; banks continue to invest in cash management worldwide; and rocky forecast for trade finance in 2019. And on many other items as well.

And don't miss the new WEBchat from Anis Rahal, CEO, TreasuryXpress who describes their new treasury on-demand business model.

Plus the best News from the Web this week.

Regards, Jack Large
Editor, CTMfile
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Latest developments

How to minimise payment card charges: don’t use them

21st Feb 2019
Adyen’s Open Banking new service opens door to lower charges and more efficiency and lower fraud risks

At last: online view and self-management of cash structures

21st Feb 2019
Citi Launches CitiDirect BE® Cash Concentration for their corporate clients and shows how liquidity management is becoming more integra

How will making tax digital affect your business?

19th Feb 2019
Sage shows how to survive new tax

FTEs will continue to dominate corporate treasury departments

22nd Feb 2019
2019 AFP Risk Survey - The Evolving Treasury Ecosystem shows that strategic and cyber risks dominate as corporate treasury continues to

Blockchain-based trade finance platform TradeAssets goes live with 25 banks

22nd Feb 2019
TradeAssets, the UAE's first blockchain-powered e-marketplace for trade finance assets, went live earlier this month.

Kazakhstan’s Halyk Bank adopts Fiserv cash management tech

21st Feb 2019
Kazakhstan’s Halyk Bank appoints Fiserv to centralise its cash management process

Deutsche Bank to rebuild South African presence

20th Feb 2019
Deutsche Bank AG plans to rebuild its South African workforce, eight months after announcing job losses and cost cuts.

BBVA issues blockchain-based €35m green bond

20th Feb 2019
Spain’s BBVA announced the launch of the first blockchain-backed platform for structured green bonds.

TreasuryXpress: On-demand TMS experience for treasury

20th Feb 2019
Anis Rahal, Founder and CEO of TreasuryXpress explains how on-demand treasury works

Sluggish global economy poses trade finance risks

22nd Feb 2019
All signs point to slowing economic growth and the surrounding uncertainty poses risks for trade finance says Atradius.

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News from the Web

UK economy £100bn smaller because of austerity – thinktank

22nd Feb 2019 from The Guardian

Ten decision-making strategies to help you avoid making a decision

22nd Feb 2019 from The Financial Times (paywall)

Accountancy is broken; here’s my favourite idea to fix it

22nd Feb 2019 from The Financial Times (paywall)

‘Taking back control’ of UK agriculture clearly includes the right to be stupid

22nd Feb 2019 from The Financial Times (paywall)

Expect mischief as algorithms proliferate - When computers start conspiring against us, regulators .

22nd Feb 2019 from The Financial Times (paywall)

How to Hedge Against Currency Volatility in Uncertain Times

21st Feb 2019 from

The Morning Ledger: Slow Switch to New Rates Pressures Treasurers

19th Feb 2019 from The Wall Street Journal (Paywall)

EU derivatives traders get clearing house access in no-deal Brexit

18th Feb 2019 from The Financial Times (paywall)

Other developments

Greater Bay Area Plan promises to boost renminbi internationalisation

22nd Feb 2019
China’s release of a blueprint for the planned GBA project has profound implications for the currency.

Credendo innovation lab targets trade credit insurance

22nd Feb 2019
Area42 has bases in Brussels and Paris and aims to “recode” trade credit insurance and related products for the digital era.

Italy’s payment services group SIA considers IPO

21st Feb 2019
Italian payment services group SIA is considering an initial public offering, says its chief executive.

China makes its mark in corporate venture capital investment

20th Feb 2019
Two Chinese corporate venture capital groups – Baidu Ventures and Legend Capital – were among the world’s top five most active last yea

Goldman Sachs to woo more mid-sized corporate clients

20th Feb 2019
Goldman Sachs Group’s CEO David Solomon confirmed that the US bank aims to add more mid-sized corporate clients.

Mastercard and Global Cyber Alliance partner on cybersecurity toolkit for SMEs

19th Feb 2019

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