Globalisation: External Forces Driving Corporate Growth and Expansion
Celent has released a new report titled Globalisation: External Forces Driving Corporate Growth and Expansion. The report was written by Patricia Hines, a Senior Analyst with Celent’s Banking practice.
This report is the sixth in a series of eight commissioned by HSBC to identify and assess the key external forces that are having an impact on corporate treasury. This report discusses four external forces providing opportunities for corporate growth and expansion as an outgrowth of globalization: economic uncertainty, geopolitical conditions, regulatory environment, and technology evolution.
Treasury plays an important role in a corporation’s globalisation efforts, especially in the areas of cash management, banking, foreign exchange risk, and investments. It must address challenges with managing liquidity distributed across markets, currencies, and businesses, especially the need to keep up with regional liquidity nuances and regulatory issues. Key banking partners act as trusted advisors to globally active companies in times of uncertainly and volatility. Universal banks leverage their global network to support clients across regions to ensure a consistent approach, cash management infrastructure, and customer experience.
“To successfully take advantage of opportunities arising from globalization, firms must understand critical factors affecting growth prospects, regional differences, and business models,” commentedHines.
“Universal banks understand geographic differences and nuances, and are in a unique position to advise firms seeking to expand their businesses globally,” Hines added.