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Wine Industry
May 16, 2014 Posted by
In this interactive video discussion an expert panel reviews results of Silicon Valley Bank’s 2014 Tasting Room Survey and interprets industry trends.
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CIO Vantage Point; Economic Outlook
May 16, 2014 Posted by
Ukraine downtrend, German slip, and Retail Sales slide. But stocks hit an all-time high!
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FX Daily
May 15, 2014 Posted by

The EUR has fallen to its lowest level in nearly three months after ECB Vice President Constancio said policy makers are prepared to add further monetary stimulus if needed.  His statement followed a very anemic GDP report for the first quarter (0.2% versus the expected 1.1%). 

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Capital Access; Technology; Venture Capital
May 14, 2014 Posted by
Silicon Valley Bank’s Scott Bergquist notes that while fewer entrepreneurs expect to be able to tap traditional venture capital funds in 2014, corporate venture money may help fill the gap.
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FX Daily
May 13, 2014 Posted by

The EUR is weaker today vs. the USD (5-week low) after the release of an anemic German investor confidence report that has now declined for a fifth straight month, fueling speculation the ECB may be forced to take measures to boost the region’s economy.

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CIO Vantage Point; Economic Outlook
May 09, 2014 Posted by

Yellen's challenge, Draghi's gauntlet, and Putin's "Victory."

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FX Daily
May 09, 2014 Posted by
The Euro is under significant pressure again today following yesterday’s ECB announcement that left the door open to further policy easing in June.  Draghi indicated that ECB is “comfortable” acting if economic data remains weak or is revised lower and expressed frustration with a strong euro.
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FX Daily
May 07, 2014 Posted by
The USD is little changed in today’s trading.  Fed Chair Janet Yellen’s dovish comments in prepared testimony for the Joint Economic Committee provides insight into the current FOMC thoughts about the economy.
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