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Articles, reports and other resources that enable accountants in business to make a real difference to their organisations by providing them with practical information on the latest thinking in treasury.

Cash is King

There is perhaps nothing more debilitating to a business's vitality than restricted cash flow. Michelle Perry explores what management can do to ensure optimum efficiency.

Legally yours

Charles Wilson, of commercial debt recovery specialist law firm Lovetts, explains how legislation can help you recover not only late payments but interest on outstanding monies.

Ain't no mountain high enough

For ambitious UK businesses looking to grow overseas, foreign exchange services can prove to be invaluable. FD Martin Ward explains the currency cost strategy at Mountain Warehouse.

Hedge your bets

Dealing with international suppliers can be an essential part of keeping your costs down, but if you lose out on exchange rates it can have a direct impact on a company's bottom line.

Go with the flow

With bank lending levels to companies struggling to pick up pace, businesses need to look elsewhere to retain their cashflow and sustain growth. Christian Doherty looks at other ways to get hold of that working capital.

Rainy day money

The economic downturn may be over, but companies aren’t hedging their bets yet. Tim Cooper asks why CFOs have been sitting on cash piles – and if the time has come to start spending.

Value-added headache?

Nick McChesney outlines some of the pluses and pitfalls relating to VAT around acquisitions and disposals.

The Treasury Challenge for the FD

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The continuing credit crunch means that banks are increasingly selective about lending money. Michelle Price and Keith Strachan, both of Deloitte, discuss how the credit crunch is affecting the role of the corporate treasurer and outline alternatives to bank borrowing.

Dealing with foreign currency exposure

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In the 2005 treasury update, Brian Welch looks at foreign currency exposure, including transaction, translation and economic exposures.