A De Facto Standard Reference Architecture for Managing Currency Risk



  • And to do that, they rely on a de facto standard reference architecture for managing currency risk.
  • It is the single most important element in a well-run currency risk management program.
  • More specifically, there are three key components of the de facto standard reference architecture for managing currency risk, including 1) exposure analytics and decision support; 2) a trading platform for trade execution; and 3) a TMS for trade accounting.
  • In this article, I’ll explain what that reference architecture looks like, and the results it has enabled award-winning treasury teams to achieve.
  • The treasury team collaborates with stakeholders inside and outside the business to facilitate decision making that takes currency risk into account.


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Construction considerations



  • In some instances, these kerbs are substantial enough to support the construction layers but, in other instances, in my opinion, they are not.
  • Due to cost pressures in the industry and the competitive nature of the sports construction industry, these kerbs might well not be offered as part of a design solution.
  • This, again, is a good example of where thorough research beforehand can start to bear fruit during the construction process.
  • Incidentally, it is a useful technique if precise engineering calculations are required for the drainage system as part of a planning condition.
  • I have seen a design solution recently that has a recycling emphasis that relies on water movement into a specially developed kerb/drain.


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BBC wants contractors to help military veterans Ι Construction Enquirer



  • Interested contractors should contact Nina at the BBC DIY SOS team on 0771 191 3064

    Talk to the Enquirer.

  • Nick Knowles, the BBC DIY SOS presenter, said: “We’d love to get local trades involved.
  • The BBC is calling on construction companies to help with a charity push to bring empty homes back into use in Manchester for military veterans.
  • The project will be filmed for the DIY SOS series.
  • The BBC DIY SOS team will be  in east Manchester this Thursday to meet organisations who are interested in being involved in the development and discuss the opportunities that are available to them.


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Project Sunroof calculates rooftop solar potential using Google Maps



  • Figures are offered up for different scenarios, such as leasing solar panels, taking out a loan to pay for them or buying them outright.
  • Powered by Google Maps, Project Sunroof can tell users how much sun is hitting their roof and how much they might be able to shave off their power bills.
  • The video below provides a quick overview of Project Sunroof.

  • According to Google, it already has access to all the information needed to create detailed maps of your rooftop’s candidacy for solar harvesting.
  • Well, a new venture from Google is aimed at taking the guesswork out of weaning your household off the grid.


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WSO2 and IntegrationWorks Partner to Provide Expert Integration Solutions to the New Zealand Market – Press Release Rocket



  • IntegrationWorks helps clients use and share their information more effectively, save time, reduce costs, and improve application security in their business integration efforts.
  • Under terms of the agreement, IntegrationWorks will use WSO2 open source middleware to provide customers with systems integration services based on service-oriented architecture (SOA) best practices.
  • Leading enterprise customers worldwide rely on WSO2’s award-winning 100% open source platform and its robust performance and governance for their mission-critical applications.
  • WSO2 delivers the industry’s most comprehensive open source platform for building, integrating, managing, securing and analyzing companies’ APIs, applications, and Web services—on-premises, in the cloud, on mobile devices, and across the Internet of Things.
  • Visit http://wso2.com to learn more, or check out the WSO2 community on the WSO2 Blog, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Facebook.


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Architects seek $2.9 billion to build ‘Lord of the Rings’ city Minas Tirith in U.K.



  • Architects seek $2.9 billion to build ‘Lord of the Rings’ city Minas Tirith in U.K.

    Crowd-sourced projects with lofty aspirations are a dime a dozen, but Jonathan Wilson’s Indiegogo proposal is asking for many more dimes — nearly $2.9 billion — to build the “Lord of the Rings” city of Minas Tirith.

  • If the nearly $2.9 billion goal isn’t reached by the late-September deadline, no contributors will be charged the amount they pledged.
  • “We settled on Minas Tirith, as we felt it represented the most realistic and sustainable project.”
  • Living in England’s Worcestershire County, Wilson said he came up with the idea to build the city after watching a marathon of its corresponding movies with his friends.
  • In addition to posting updates on the Indiegogo page, Wilson is updating fans on project progress on Twitter, via his @RealiseMinas account.


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Construction sector returns to modest growth



  • THE construction sector returned to modest growth in June after a slowdown over the previous two months, official figures show.
  • Construction output in June was 2.6 per cent higher year-on-year, below economists’ forecasts of a 3.3 per cent rise but still the fastest growth since March.
  • The ONS added that the second quarter construction figure is higher than the flat output estimate it used to calculate gross domestic product (GDP) for the quarter last month.
  • But it added this small upward revision to construction did not point to any material revision to the ONS preliminary estimate of 0.7 per cent GDP growth in the second quarter of this year.
  • The ONS said: “Despite this increase the data for June 2015 continues a run of relatively weak monthly growth.”


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Bureau A builds a model Soviet city inside L’asticot boutique



  • “No one is indifferent to their strong expressive forms,” Bureau A’s Joana Croft Dantas told Dezeen.
  • Swiss childrenswear brand L’asticot has collaborated with architecture firm Bureau A to install a miniature cardboard city at its Geneva store (+ slideshow).
  • Created to scale, cardboard buildings of Bureau A’s city are housed on a circular structure made of welded steel, which has a clothes rail underneath.
  • Bureau A was asked by child and baby clothes store L’asticot to create an environment that would reflect the creativity and playfulness of the brand.
  • The studio responded by crafting an imaginary urban environment that takes cues from the architecture of the Soviet Union – examples of which were documented by photographer Rebecca Litchfield in her Soviet Ghosts series.


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FLASH: North Midland Construction’s H1 pretax profit slips



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FLASH: DekelOil update on KCP construction



  • MoneyAM website is aimed at investors of all levels of experience including City professionals, investors and full-time traders.
  • Shares is the leading weekly publication for high net worth private investors and stock market professionals and as such is read weekly by thousands of private investors, analysts, fund managers, stockbrokers and company directors.
  • Brokerforecasts.com publishes equity upgrades, downgrades, reiterations, resumption and drops in coverage, as well as price target changes to a desktop or via alerts to email.
  • All recommendations are delivered and updated as soon as possible after release.
  • The majority will be on brokerforecasts.com prior to market open.


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