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Are treasurers’ investment priorities shifting as interest rates rise? Are treasurers’ investment priorities shifting as interest rates rise?

With interest rates at their highest level in 14 years and an inflation rate not seen for 40 years, treasurers face a situation that few have witnessed during their careers. Helen Sanders reflects on what this means for treasurers’ short-term investment strategies

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CASH MANAGEMENT

Treasury management in the new economy Treasury management in the new economy

With the evolution towards borderless business, effective treasury management that takes advantage of enhanced digital capabilities is imperative for new economy companies to address their growth prospects, explains Deutsche Bank’s Kriti Jain

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Are treasurers’ investment priorities shifting as interest rates rise? Are treasurers’ investment priorities shifting as interest rates rise?

With interest rates at their highest level in 14 years and an inflation rate not seen for 40 years, treasurers face a situation that few have witnessed during their careers. Helen Sanders reflects on what this means for treasurers’ short-term investment strategies

Are treasurers’ investment priorities shifting as interest rates rise? More

CASH MANAGEMENT

Beyond traditional deposits Beyond traditional deposits

The combination of rising interest rates, high levels of market liquidity and low appetite for loans is leading banks and their institutional clients to be more inventive with the way they manage their excess liquidity. flow explores the alternatives to current account deposits

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CASH MANAGEMENT

Treasury management in the new economy Treasury management in the new economy

With the evolution towards borderless business, effective treasury management that takes advantage of enhanced digital capabilities is imperative for new economy companies to address their growth prospects, explains Deutsche Bank’s Kriti Jain

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TRADE FINANCE

TRADE FINANCE, MACRO AND MARKETS

When America sneezes… When America sneezes…

America’s sheer size and the dominance of the US dollar as a reserve currency makes it a bellwether of the global economy, explains independent economist Dr Rebecca Harding

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TRADE FINANCE

Supply chain finance boosts resilience Supply chain finance boosts resilience

Covid-19 exposed supply chain vulnerabilities as borders closed. With a move to near-shoring, inventory increases, putting pressure on costs prompting an acceleration in demand for payables finance solutions. flow shares insights from Asia’s The Asset featuring Deutsche Bank’s Steven Yu’s observations on the new working capital ecosystem

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TRADE FINANCE, TECHNOLOGY

Sibos – unwrapped (Part 3) Sibos – unwrapped (Part 3)

In the final instalment of Deutsche Bank’s post-Sibos reports, flow’s Editor Clarissa Dann turns to trade finance – a resurgent theme in 2022. Digitalising trade finance has moved from “wait and see” to “let’s get this done”. But the balance of regulatory impulsion and industry steering remains unclear

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DOSSIER SUSTAINABLE FINANCE

Cities under threat

SUSTAINABLE FINANCE, MACRO AND MARKETS

Cities under threat

Although COP27 at least kept the global climate change conversation going, agreement and common frameworks still seem some way off. flow shares insights from two Deutsche Bank reports setting out some practical next steps

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Was COP 27 an ESG cop-out for treasurers?

SUSTAINABLE FINANCE, CASH MANAGEMENT 

Was COP 27 an ESG cop-out for treasurers?

Corporates continue to embed ESG in their strategic frameworks, and COP27 taught us that net zero means working together

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Europe’s energy crisis: Ten green bottlenecks

SUSTAINABLE FINANCE, TRADE FINANCE, MACRO AND MARKETS

Europe’s energy crisis: Ten green bottlenecks

Winter is coming and what will bridge the energy gap created by the recent shutdown of Russian gas supplies and challenging emissions reduction targets, asks Deutsche Bank Research. flow shares some key points of a new report on Europe’s energy crisis

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FLOW CASE STUDIES

Roche’s treasury transformation journey

FLOW CASE STUDY, CASH MANAGEMENT

Roche’s treasury transformation journey

The Roche Group treasury team has been on an ambitious journey since 2004, and this has since proved a model for treasury functions around the world. With the implementation of virtual accounts a pivotal step, flow charts treasury’s transformation to become a strategic business partner for the Group

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Roche’s new blockchain-enabled procurement-platform

CASH MANAGEMENT, TECHNOLOGY, FLOW CASE STUDIES

Roche’s new blockchain-enabled procurement-platform

What’s next for a treasury team that already excels in automation and efficiency? For Roche, the answer is to explore the use of new technology, notably blockchain, to create a new way of working with its suppliers, and signpost fundamental changes to financial markets infrastructure, as Helen Sanders reports

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An energy self-sufficient future

FLOW CASE STUDY, SUSTAINABLE FINANCE, CASH MANAGEMENT

An energy self-sufficient future

Global technology and services provider Robert Bosch GmbH is testing a new type of highly efficient fuel cell system that generates low-emission energy and is independent of the power grid. flow reports on how a usage-based financing solution helped drive this project forward

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SECURITIES SERVICES

SECURITIES SERVICES, MACRO AND MARKETS

New frontiers for China’s big spenders New frontiers for China’s big spenders

High net worth individuals (HNWIs) and mass-affluent investors in China want to invest more of their wealth outside of the country. flow explores some of the options currently available to them

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SECURITIES SERVICES, MACRO AND MARKETS

New shades of custody for Asia’s hungry investors New shades of custody for Asia’s hungry investors

With the FTX bankruptcy having put the jitters into the crypto markets, the Network Forum Asia meeting’s focus on what this means for Asia’s voracious investors – and their custody requirements – was particularly opportune. flow reports from an upbeat Singapore

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Regulatory outlook in securities services Regulatory outlook in securities services

Regulation is a key driver of change across the securities services industry, and it has powered the journey towards cross-market harmonisation. Deutsche Bank’s Boon-Hiong Chan and Britta Woernle summarise the defining developments that have global impact, as well as those that are region-specific

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MACRO AND MARKETS

Asia Q1 – From high jump to long jump

MACRO AND MARKETS, TRADE FINANCE

Asia Q1 – From high jump to long jump

In the first Asia Corporate Newsletter of 2023, Deutsche Bank Research Strategist Mallika Sachdeva reflects on key economic pivots underway in Asia – China’s scrapping of its zero-Covid policy and the Bank of Japan’s initial steps to exiting ultra-easy monetary policy. She also shares insights on the impact of all of this on Deutsche Bank’s currency and commodities views and what this means for corporates’ FX and raw materials hedging strategies

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Cloud of recession

MACRO AND MARKETS

Cloud of recession

In April 2022, Deutsche Bank Research made headlines by reporting that central banks’ battle to rein back inflation at the expense of global growth would precipitate recession in 2023. As 2022 draws to a close, the team reconfirm the economic storm clouds while highlighting their silver linings. flow’s Clarissa Dann reports

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Ethereum’s ‘Great Merge’

MACRO AND MARKETS, SECURITIES SERVICES

Ethereum’s ‘Great Merge’

Ethereum, the second largest cryptocurrency in terms of market cap has shifted to a “proof-of-stake” consensus mechanism, with key implications for energy use, network security – and the crypto landscape. Drawing on Deutsche Bank Research, flow’s Clarissa Dann takes a closer look

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TRUST AND AGENCY SERVICES

TRUST AND AGENCY SERVICES

Buoyant in Barcelona: Asset-backed securities Buoyant in Barcelona: Asset-backed securities

Asset-backed securities (ABS) continue to attract investor appetite and drew delegates to the 2022 Global ABS conference in Barcelona. flow reports on key themes and takes a closer look at insights into the auto ABS sector and collateralised loan obligation (CLO) structuring

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Collateralised loan obligations explained Collateralised loan obligations explained

Against a backdrop of geopolitical and economic volatility, collateralised loan obligations (CLOs) continue to navigate uncertainty and hold net asset values. flow explains the role of this remarkable asset class in Deutsche Bank’s Trust and Agency Services portfolio

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TRUST AND AGENCY SERVICES

Calmer waters for CLOs Calmer waters for CLOs

Last year marked a ‘golden moment’ for the collateralised loan obligation (CLO) product class, but by the time the 2022 Creditflux Symposium took place this May, geopolitical shocks had triggered general market jitters. flow reports on how delegates are transforming uncertainty into opportunity

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REGULATION

Who is your counterparty?

CASH MANAGEMENT, REGULATION

Who is your counterparty?

Eliminating duplicative activities is essential for financial institutions seeking to provide added value to clients during the performance of underlying client checks. flow takes a closer look at how the Global Legal Entity Identifier Foundation has come up with a neat solution to address this

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A brave new SDR world?

SECURITIES SERVICES, REGULATION

A brave new SDR world?

With the Central Securities Depositories Regulation (CSDR) Settlement Discipline Regime (SDR) having come into force on 1 February 2022, mandatory buy-ins for market participants that fail to settle a trade within a set period was postponed. flow provides a summary of the impact

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Regulation and splinternet

REGULATION

Regulation and splinternet

A concept first envisaged a decade ago, the splintering of the internet is moving closer to reality as regulation attempts to impose both limitations and new responsibilities, reports Boon-Hiong Chan of Deutsche Bank Corporate Bank’s Market and Technology Advocacy team

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DOSSIER ASEAN

DOSSIER ASEAN, MACRO AND MARKETS

The Philippines: Pliant like the bamboo and poised for growth The Philippines: Pliant like the bamboo and poised for growth

As the Philippines heads towards its national elections in May 2022 and grapples with Covid-19, flow highlights the country’s resilience and potential for those investing in and trading with ASEAN’s second largest market

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DOSSIER ASEAN

Heirs of Lac Long Quan (Vietnam) Heirs of Lac Long Quan (Vietnam)

Vietnam has managed to weather the Covid-19 pandemic better than many Asian economies. flow examines what underpins this resilience and how it is driving flows of foreign direct investment and export growth

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DOSSIER ASEAN

Indonesia’s place in the sun? Indonesia’s place in the sun?

Indonesia’s Omnibus Law seeks to boost foreign investment, jobs, and trade. flow examines its background and the opportunities this could bring as the country recovers from Covid-19 economic shock

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DOSSIER COVID-19

Covid-19 – a vulnerable recovery

DOSSIER COVID-19, MACRO AND MARKETS

Covid-19 – a vulnerable recovery

New treatments to limit the spread of Covid-19 are encouraging but exiting the Covid ravine remains a slow journey liable to setbacks. Clarissa Dann summarises Deutsche Bank Research indicators of how far the world has come in reaching some form of business as usual

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Point of no return

DOSSIER COVID-19, MACRO AND MARKETS

Point of no return

The slow progress of persuading employees back to the office after months of Covid-19 lockdowns and restrictions is accelerating, but the future of work post-pandemic will inevitably be different as more opt to work from home full-time or part-time. flow’s Graham Buck and Clarissa Dann report on a brave new world of work

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Trade beyond Covid-19

TRADE FINANCE, DOSSIER COVID-19

Trade beyond Covid-19

As the world learns to live with Covid-19 and global trade flows pick themselves up again, will there be the cooperation needed to avert ongoing trade wars and support fragile supply chains? Rebecca Harding shares her findings

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