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Wine Industry
March 22, 2012 Posted by
This is really two separate questions. The first question is whether California appellation names on labels can be used to predict style and quality. The second question is whether the use of these names is financially beneficial to wineries.
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Global Edge
March 22, 2012 Posted by

Take the mystery out of trade finance, with Silicon Valley Bank’s Trade Finance Guide, designed to help you understand common techniques for managing risk as you expand your company’s global presence ...

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FX Outlook
March 16, 2012 Posted by
This article provides a brief overview of the Dodd-Frank Act as it relates to foreign exchange activities. It is intended as a summary of the recent regulatory proposals that may affect, or the changes that will affect our clients who engage in FX hedging.
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Observation Deck
March 01, 2012 Posted by
There is no question that the issues in the euro zone are far from over and that many headwinds to economic growth remain. Sovereign governments still need to implement harsh austerity measures and control their debts and deficits, while banks are facing capital and liquidity challenges.
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Fraud Prevention; Treasury Management
February 17, 2012 Posted by
presentation, Tim Toller and Jason Kobus, senior online channel managers at Silicon Valley Bank, will outline a few essential preventative steps that can help protect online accounts and prevent transactional fraud.
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Economic Outlook
February 16, 2012 Posted by
The Brazen Dozen is a list of events that I believe have a 40 percent probability of occurring during the year. These events skirt the outposts of probability. The objective is to think outside the box with regard to economic, market, and political activity so that we may better prepare for the 100-year floods that seem to occur so frequently.
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FX Outlook
February 14, 2012 Posted by
After months of drama, the leaders of Europe's leading financial institutions have finally (apparently) reached a deal with Greece's governing coalition which will impose further austerity measures on that country in exchange for a €130 billion bailout.
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Startups
February 10, 2012 Posted by
A little intuition, a touch of luck, and a great deal of realistic planning go into establishing solid groundwork for a new technology venture.
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