Regional Treasury Centres in South East Asia - The Case of Brunei Darussalam
Journal of Contemporary Management Issues, Vol. 14, No. 1, pp. 77-101, 2009
26 Pages Posted: 12 Sep 2009 Last revised: 5 Aug 2010
Date Written: September 11, 2009
The paper investigates the location criteria (LC) considered when establishing regional treasury centres (RTCs) across three countries: Brunei, Singapore and Hong Kong. LC are the important factors that are compulsory for multinational corporations (MNCs) to examine before setting up RTCs in another region other than where their headquarters are. Comparing Brunei to Asia’s leading international financial centre and location for RTCs i.e. Singapore and Hong Kong would assist in identifying whether Brunei can host RTCs. The study contributes to the understanding of LC assessment before establishing a RTC in any location. A similar investigation method, conducted previously and applied to European countries, is duplicated and applied to the three Asian countries. The results found that compared to Singapore and Hong Kong, Brunei is lacking in terms of the examined LC.
Keywords: Brunei, Hong Kong, Singapore, South-East Asia, cash management, regional treasury centre, financial centre
JEL Classification: G15
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By Petr Polak
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