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What are strategic implications of ultra-low interest rates?

Economists of earlier eras would not have imagined today’s world is possible. Policy interest rates are around or below zero, while European governments and corporates issue long-term bonds at negative yields.

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Calmer conditions prevailing in European debt markets boost primary activity

‘Turbulent’ is a good way to describe the current financial markets. We feel that now is the right time to provide you with the latest insights on the European sovereign markets, primary activity in European debt markets and the financial robustness of financial institutions.

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Financial measures in the Netherlands to combat coronavirus impact for corporates

Developments regarding the coronavirus (COVID-19) are quickly following each other at the moment. Therefore, it can be hard to keep track of all the supporting measures governments and European central bodies are taking to support companies and the economy. This article aims to give a clear overview of those measures and to give corporates some hands-on advice on possible actions that can be undertaken.

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20 Treasury Actions for 2020!

The start of a new year (not to mention a new decade) is a natural moment to reflect on the past and look forward to the year(s) ahead. How should you, as a treasurer, prepare for the uncertain future? What will be the main trends for the coming year? Most importantly, what can your company, and the treasury organization specifically, do to add value by recognizing the trends?

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Alternative Financing is Here to Stay

Financial institutions regularly evolve in their effort to stay relevant while Corporate Treasuries seek alternatives to traditional funding sources. These dynamics create a healthy European financing landscape. Traditionally split between 70 percent bank loans and 30 percent public bonds, alternative financing now enjoys increasing market share. Illustrating its rising popularity, 2018 saw 9% year on year growth for direct lending in the European leveraged finance market alone.

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