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Economic Outlook
September 12, 2011 Posted by
In "normal" times, investors and traders use economic and market data to drive their decision-making process. When the economy is growing, inflation and employment are stable, and earnings are solid, investors look primarily to data that would show any sort of stumble in these three measures.
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FX Outlook
September 12, 2011 Posted by
The Swiss National Bank has said it would set a minimum exchange rate of 1.20 Swiss francs per euro and committed to sell unlimited amounts of Swiss francs to control how much the franc can gain. This measure is a last-resort response to contain the recent strong appreciation of the Swiss franc due to a huge influx of safe-haven-seeking capital into the currency ...
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Observation Deck
September 01, 2011 Posted by
The much-anticipated recent speech by Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke was notable not so much for monetary policy insight – but because he emphasized that it is now Congress and the President's turn to step up. But the Fed still has options available to support the economy ...
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Global Edge; Asia
August 16, 2011 Posted by
In China, it's happening very fast. The old generation of mobile devices — smart phones like Nokia and Ericsson —are replaced by iPhones and Android. This is a big opportunity for the developers because these phones are so much more powerful in the way they interact with users.
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Economic Outlook
August 11, 2011 Posted by
Markets around the world have experienced great turmoil over the last several weeks as they struggle to figure out what the world will look like going forward.
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Asia
August 10, 2011 Posted by
It's patent fever in the U.S., but then there's China. Like everything else in China, the scale and acceleration of China's patent activity is astounding.
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Advisories
August 09, 2011 Posted by
The Federal Reserve Open Market Committeevoted today to keep the overnight federal funds rate unchanged at a range of zero to 0.25 percent and said low rates are warranted through at least 2013 ...
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FX Outlook
August 08, 2011 Posted by
The accelerating rate of change in the deterioration of the global financial situation of the last three years was not anticipated by even the most seasoned forecasters. The scope and severity of the current financial dislocation has not been seen since the 1930’s.
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