March 27, 2008

The global credit crisis has emphasized the importance of cash management while intensifying the spotlight on corporate governance and banks' risk management practices. The consequences likely will be a tighter regulatory environment, which could have an impact on banks' trade finance processes and their relationships with business customers. What new demands will corporates place on their banks in the current uncertain economic environment, and how can banks pursue growth opportunities in global trade finance in, for example, emerging markets? What technology investments must banks make to meet these new demands and capitalize on these opportunities?