Tags: economy

Market and Regulatory Changes Prompt Investment Policy Review

June 9th, 2014 by Canright Communications

The continued low interest rate environment, ongoing regulatory reform and record stockpiles of corporate cash have contributed to a renewed focus on the investment policy process. While most large companies have an investment policy statement to help guide their cash investments, many privately held or smaller firms may not. It is considered best practice for companies to …

Taking on International Supply Chain FX Risks

June 2nd, 2014 by Canright Communications

As the US economy continues to strengthen, many treasury teams are wisely reviewing established payment practices to allow them to take full advantage of new growth opportunities. A US company that has taken the time to explore and implement finance and treasury processes that work best with international suppliers and customers will have greater opportunities to maximize rewards …

DATA: Open Data, Transparency, and Efficient Markets

July 23rd, 2011 by Collin Canright

Control of information and data equates to control of people and markets. Warnings from Milton to Orwell and the ideological struggle between capitalistic and socialistic market approaches increasingly result in greater wealth and freedom. At Chicago’s Techweek 2011  conference, the evolution toward freedom and away from control  manifested in Friday talks through the benefits of greater access …

An Uneven and Unreliable Economic Recovery

April 30th, 2011 by Collin Canright

Recent economic reports present a mixture of disregard, denial, and disinterest. The Bureau of Economic Analysis reported GDP growth of 1.8%. The Economist wrote about how debt problems are constantly explained away and asked on its April 28, 2011 cover, “What’s wrong with America’s economy?” The Chairman of the Federal Reserve held a first-ever press …

CRE Risks and Other Bank Stability Indicators

April 21st, 2011 by Collin Canright

In February 2011, economists told us that the Great Recession is receding, if not over. If many consumers—and their banks—still feel mired in that same recession, at least the fiscal crisis of 2008 is history. The markets are stable, business profits are up, employment is improving, and it looks like the free fall in real …

Notes on China’s Economy Today

April 15th, 2011 by Collin Canright

Inflation is the top economic concern of the Chinese government, said Kok-Chi Tsim, Managing Director and Senior Relationship Executive at JPMorgan Chase Bank, Chicago. He spoke March 30 at the monthly luncheon of the Economic Development Council of Chicago on “China’s Economic and Business Environment.” The concern for inflation flows from one underlying economic fact: …

Noteworthy Marketing Links for 03-24-11

March 24th, 2011 by Collin Canright

The Three Biggest Hurdles for Chicago’s Entrepreneurs Challenge 1: Getting known Challenge 2: Capital to grow Challenge 3: Finding and keeping Chicago talent (Delicious tags: chicago innovation economy) Marketing as Stortelling A story of the Trapp family lodge (Sound of Music) and its use of social media, with an emphasis on the story writing process. …

China, India, and Japan: A Dispatch from Sibos

December 3rd, 2010 by Collin Canright

China and India remain high on the financial and banking agenda, with attendees at SWIFT’s Sibos 2010 conference packing the room for a session called “India and China: How Do You Choose?” The rise of China especially, in both currency and trade, played as a theme through Sibos, the annual financial and banking conference held …

Social Media Moves in 2010

January 25th, 2010 by Collin Canright

Social media marketing takes the next step in 2010, from the next new thing to a powertool in the integrated marketer’s toolbox, for both business-to-business and consumer marketing, as reported last week in major marketing and technology media articles and blog posts. Optimism, accountability, social media top trends BtoB Magazine reports “cautious optimism,” especially over …

Notes on the Economy in 2010

January 19th, 2010 by Collin Canright

Here are quotes and assessments on the economy in 2010 from panelists at tonight’s Massachusetts Institute of Technology Enterprise Forum Chicago program on the Economic Outlook for 2010. Tim Curley, a financial advisor at UBS Financial Services, moderated in front of a sell-out crowd. Bryce Bulman, Senior Vice President, PIMCO/Allianz Investment Management “PIMCO coined an …