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Why Now Is the Time for Canadian Companies to Go Global: Montreal

Canadian companies should capitalize now on international business opportunities by tapping into their global competitive advantages (GCAs).

Why Now Is the Time for Canadian Companies to Go Global: Vancouver

Canadian companies should capitalize now on international business opportunities by tapping into their global competitive advantages (GCAs).

Leverage U.S. Ties to Reenergize Canada's Growth

Why Canadian companies should be looking for U.S. trade opportunities now

Chinese Currency Presents Growth Opportunity, but Canadian Companies Hesitate

With expected weakening of the RMB against the CAD dollar in 2015, contracts settled in RMB will be more attractive to Chinese buyers than those denominated in either Canadian or U.S. currency.

Local Retail, International Flair Send Arc'teryx Home With BC Export Crown

Outdoor apparel and sporting goods leader Arc'teryx earns top honours as the 2014 BC Export Awards Exporter of the Year, as well as the Consumer Products Award, with over 80 per cent revenue from exports, and double digits year-over-year export growth.

Treasury trends in Asia: ‘The road ahead for treasurers’

Regulation across Asia, and beyond, is having a profound macro-level effect on corporate treasury activities. In parallel, the ongoing drive for efficiency is triggering some significant changes in the location and deployment of treasury and shared service centres. Mark Troutman, Regional Head of Sales of Global Payments and Cash Management for Asia-Pacific, and Yvonne Yiu, Acting Head of Global Payments and Cash Management for Asia-Pacific, at HSBC, discuss some of the most significant trends in the Asia-Pacific region from the perspective of corporate treasurers who are responding to them.

The evolving regulatory environment in China

As both renminbi and foreign exchange deregulation progress in China, new opportunities for treasury management emerge, with both the State Administration of Foreign Exchange (SAFE) and the People’s Bank of China (PBOC) recently announcing important changes. Yet taking advantage of these opportunities is not always quite as straightforward as it seems, due to the different ways in which the two regulators concerned operate. Nicole Lin, Head of Product Management of Global Payments and Cash Management, HSBC China, outlines some of these differences and their practical implications for corporate treasurers.

Canadian cities push to create RMB trading hubs in Toronto and Vancouver

Doing business in other countries requires smart working capital strategies to fully take advantage of the opportunities available. Trade finance, along with payments and cash management and a solid banking partnership are critical pieces of the puzzle to effectively manage working capital needs

HSBC experts discuss key strategies and innovative solutions importers and exporters can leverage when expanding to international markets

Creating a Greater China cash management strategy

Despite the publicity surrounding the internationalisation of the renminbi (RMB), a significant number of corporations continue to postpone the development of their cash management strategy for Greater China. Typically, this is because treasurers and finance directors believe there are still many technological and infrastructure hurdles to make the process worthwhile. But as Lewis Sun, Head of Sales China, Global Payments and Cash Management at HSBC explains, this assumption is no longer correct and implementing such a strategy now can reap substantive dividends in terms of both local and global working capital efficiency.

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