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Treasury Management
June 26, 2013 Posted by
This discussion offers suggestions about managing your cards program to enable accounts payable to become a revenue generator.
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CIO Vantage Point
June 21, 2013 Posted by
The Fed's non-move, China's bubble bursting, mortgage reform (again!) and LIBOR finger-pointing.
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CIO Vantage Point
June 18, 2013 Posted by
What Bernanke's departure may signal for the future.
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CIO Vantage Point
June 14, 2013 Posted by
QE taper, net worth increase, Rwanda, zombie funds, and more!
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FX Outlook; Global Edge
June 14, 2013 Posted by

The Indian rupee has been the worst-performing Asian currency over the past month. This last Tuesday the USD:INR rate reached 58.985 — an all-time high! This latest upswing in the USD:INR rate begun last month near 54.00 and was fueled by a combination of domestic and international factors (see below).  The all-time high rate prompted an unexpected appearance in the market by the Indian government. Their central bank , the Reserve Bank of India, intervened directly into the FX market by selling U.S. dollars. The intervention was successful, as it is now trading lower; however, seldom does one bout of intervention by a central bank turn the tide on a currency. I’ll make a side bet that intervention will be needed again to prevent further rupee weakness.

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CIO Vantage Point
June 13, 2013 Posted by

The Fed meets next week with QE on their minds.  Will they taper and if so, what effect will it have?  A Cornell professor's experiment provides some insight.

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Public Policy; Startups; Technology
June 12, 2013 Posted by

Congressman Joe Kennedy III (MA 4th District) joined SVB CEO Greg Becker for a client dinner in Boston with about 30 local and discussed variety of issues, all in the general category of how the Federal Government can help entrepreneurs succeed. The topics included immigration reform, education (esp. education in science, technology, engineering and math, or “STEM”), what’s going on with patent litigation, the business environment in MA, hiring, and federal funding for R&D. More information is available on our blog page.

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CIO Vantage Point
June 07, 2013 Posted by
Job growth, QE downplay, money fund changes, and IMF mistakes.
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