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CIO Vantage Point
September 20, 2013 Posted by
The non-Taper, the non-chair and the non-regulation.
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CIO Vantage Point
September 20, 2013 Posted by

Five years into the greatest economic underperformance since the Great Depression has left many asking:  Why is this time different?  There is much data describing how it is different, but the answer to the "why" question cannot be found there.  Instead, it is a higher level of "uncertainty" that is forcing consumers and business to retain a greater cushion in the form of higher cash balances, smaller workforces, and tentative expansion plans. 

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FX Daily
September 20, 2013 Posted by
The dollar gained back some ground today but is still down considerably for the week as several Fed officials are speaking throughout the day in support of the FOMC decision to refrain from tapering. India's central bank unexpectedly raised its benchmark rate to dampen inflation, while scaling back measures that were imposed to support the rupee. Other emerging market currencies are having their best week as the risk trade is back on.
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FX Outlook; Global Edge
September 19, 2013 Posted by
In this webinar we review the advantages of doing business in Ireland, with an in-depth discussion of intellectual property strategy.
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SVB in the community
September 18, 2013 Posted by
My colleagues at Silicon Valley Bank never fail to deliver when it comes to taking care of people – our clients, our co-workers and the community. This year, we took on a very special cause in honor of our 30th year in business as part of our 30 Years | 30 Causes campaign. The Salt Lake County Division of Youth Services (DYS) has served the Youth in Salt Lake County for nearly four decades with one goal in mind: to provide a place of safety, shelter and support.
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Advisories
September 18, 2013 Posted by
FOMC Announcement - September 18, 2013 - The Federal Reserve today decided to keep the target range for the federal funds rate unchanged at 0 to 0.25 percent with many revisions to previous announcement and added some new statements. They maintain that policymakers suggest the U.S. economic activity has been expanding at a "moderate" pace which is a change from last month's phrase of "modest." On the economy, they added that the "tightening of financial conditions observed in recent months, if sustained, could slow the pace of improvement in the economy and labor market."
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SVB in the community
September 18, 2013 Posted by
Supremely happy people devote their time to others and studies show that the bonds between humans and animals also have a strong impact on the health of both, so when we had an opportunity to get involved in a community project in honor of SVB’s 30th anniversary, we reached out to PAWS.
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FX Daily
September 18, 2013 Posted by
Finally, the day of the FOMC has arrived. The dollar traded at almost a five‐ week low before the Federal Reserve announces whether it will slow its $85 billion of monthly bond purchases that have capped borrowing costs. Among 64 economists surveyed by Bloomberg News, 33 predict the Fed will taper its purchases of Treasuries by $5 billion or less, with 31 forecasting a cut of $10 billion or more.
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