Working capital & funding

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  • bankruptcy
  • corporate bonds
  • high yield
  • restructuring
16 October 2020

Down and up in the high yield market

Whether their companies escaped default or not, treasurers have had a busy year.
  • Covid-19
  • Hedging
  • International 2020
  • liquidity
  • revolving credit facilities
13 October 2020

The eye of the storm

A new elite of battle-tested treasurer has been forged in the sectors worst hit by the pandemic...
  • accounts payable
  • accounts receivable
  • cash conversion cycle
  • consumer goods
  • inventory
1 September 2020

Consumer goods giants grow inventory, extend receivables amid Covid-19 shift

Working capital for consumer goods multinationals reached a 5-year record high of $38 billion in...
  • corporate bonds
  • Covid-19
  • liquidity
3 August 2020

When the going gets tough

After the pandemic sent shockwaves through funding markets in March, corporates scrambled to secure...
  • corporate bonds
  • dividends
  • ECB
  • Federal Reserve
  • quantitative easing
  • share buybacks
7 July 2020

The great corporate bond rush

Following the quantitative easing playbook of the European Central Bank, the Federal Reserve has...
  • Covid-19
  • DPO
  • Purchases
23 June 2020

Consumer goods companies slashed purchases, extended payables as pandemic disrupted customers

DPOs hit record highs for a slew of food and consumer goods multinationals in Q1 2020 as treasurers...
  • accounts receivable
  • cash conversion cycle
  • Covid-19
  • digital transformation
  • DPO
8 June 2020

Covid-19 rapidly accelerated digital transformation at big US retailers in Q1

US big-box retailers reaped working capital benefits in Q1 amid rapid shift to e-commerce.
  • commercial paper
  • Covid-19
  • Loan facilities
  • supply chain finance
26 May 2020

Hunting for cash in a crisis

Treasurers say cash is king as they squeeze every last drop of working capital from balance sheets...
  • capital markets
  • commercial paper
  • Covid-19
  • credit ratings
  • debt
  • ESG
11 May 2020

Funding during the Covid-19 crisis

How do corporates issue new debt during a global pandemic? Two medical technology companies with...
Coronavirus affects corporate bonds as the New York Stock Exchange closes
  • central banks
  • corporate bonds
  • Covid-19
  • debt capital markets
24 March 2020

How Covid-19 infected the corporate bond market

There was over $12 trillion of corporate debt outstanding in three major currencies when the coronavirus...