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Observation Deck
June 01, 2011 Posted by
Given that the first quarter of 2011 saw a lower-than-forecasted GDP growth of 1.8 percent, and higher fuel and food price growth are curbing spending on discretionary items for households, is the positive trend in job growth sustainable?
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FX Outlook
May 31, 2011 Posted by
In our daily updates we often talk of the markets switching in a very polarized fashion from risk on (having more risk appetite) to risk off (suffering from risk aversion).
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Advisories
May 23, 2011 Posted by
Market discipline has forced heavily-indebted countries to implement credible plans for fiscal austerity in the coming years. If the market loses confidence in these plans, we expect further challenges to the recovery and new challenges to political and social cohesion.
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Life Science
May 18, 2011 Posted by
Having worked with life science companies for many years, we recognized that the M&A data that was available in the market was too inclusive. We started looking at the data ourselves, in a slightly different way and discovered some really interesting findings that surprised us.
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FX Outlook
May 17, 2011 Posted by
Over the past few months we have witnessed the euro soar higher. The 17-nation currency had appreciated from last year's low of $1.1850 in June and rose near 1.50 on May 4, the strongest since December 2009.
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Economic Outlook
May 17, 2011 Posted by
A few years ago, I was driving in San Francisco when someone ran a red light, hitting me in the driver's side. Luckily, we both were uninjured, but this had become such an epidemic throughout the city that the mayor eventually took action.
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FX Outlook; Asia
May 09, 2011 Posted by
As we push through into the second quarter of 2011, China-related financial headlines appear on what seems like a daily basis. The country’s economy continues to expand despite the uncertain and fragile global recovery, but elevated inflation pressures remain the primary focus of the Chinese government.
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Economic Outlook
May 09, 2011 Posted by
In the late 1500s, the first tulip bulbs came to Holland from Turkey, setting in motion events that would lead to what was perhaps the first full-fledged bubble in world history.
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