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March 25, 2014 Posted by

In Silicon Valley Bank’s Innovation Economy Outlook 2014 survey, we asked executives what they see in today’s patent system and what they think of different reforms Congress is considering. In this patent report, we’ve summarized what we heard from more than 1,000 executives of leading software, healthcare, hardware and cleantech companies across the United States. We also offer our views, as bankers who work closely with many of these companies, on the principles that should guide Congress as it moves forward. Among our Findings: Companies across the U.S. innovation economy use patents. Software companies are less likely to rely on the patent system. Most of the suits are coming from non-practicing entities. Download the Full Report (PDF)

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FX Daily
March 24, 2014 Posted by
The Chinese yuan climbed the most in more than two years as the central bank strengthened the reference rate for the first time in five days.
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CIO Vantage Point
March 21, 2014 Posted by

Silicon Valley Bank's Following the Fed video discusses turmoil in emerging markets and spillover effects into developed markets.

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Joe Morgan

CIO Vantage Point
March 21, 2014 Posted by
A Fed Chair who talks in specifics? You don't say!
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FX Daily
March 21, 2014 Posted by
The USD closes the week headed for its biggest weekly gain in nearly two months vs. the majors as many in the market believe the Fed is moving toward higher interest rates faster than previously expected.
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FX Daily
March 20, 2014 Posted by
The USD continues to strengthen across the majors (two week high vs. the EUR) after yesterday’s Fed announcement signaled they’ll probably raise interest rates by the middle of next year.
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FX Daily
March 19, 2014 Posted by
The Federal Reserve today announced that it is looking at a broad range of indicators in tying its benchmark interest rate decisions, and dropping the 6.5% unemployment threshold pledge.
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FX Daily
March 19, 2014 Posted by
The USD is slightly stronger today ahead of the FOMC rate announcement and Fed President Yellen’s first official press conference.  The Fed is expected to further reduce its bond-buying stimulus program by $10 billion and link its guidance on when it will begin raising interest rates to a range of economic indicators.  The Fed announcement will be at 2:00pm eastern.
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