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FX Outlook
April 26, 2011 Posted by
The dollar is at a new 18-year low and no one seems to be upset. There are no headlines, no demonstrations, no scathing editorials. The issue has not even been pulled into the domestic political arena by politicians decrying the demise of one of the most enduring symbols of the United States.
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Startups
April 22, 2011 Posted by
Startup companies are seeing business conditions improve, actively hiring, and highly concerned about the regulatory environment, according to Startup Outlook 2011, just released by Silicon Valley Bank.
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FX Outlook
April 19, 2011 Posted by
The foreign exchange markets can be very unpredictable at times, especially when conflicting news from different areas happen on the same day as on Monday, April 18.
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Economic Outlook
April 19, 2011 Posted by
Treasuries maturing in 30 days have dropped from the 0.05 - 0.10 percent range to the 0.01 - 0.02 percent range. Overnight repurchase agreements (or "repo") spent last week at zero.
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FX Outlook
April 12, 2011 Posted by
A firm cannot avoid interest rate risk when borrowing. The CFO or Treasurer with a loan based on a floating rate index, such as Prime or LIBOR, is exposed to the risk that short-term interest rates will rise, causing borrowing costs to rise.
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Wine Industry
April 11, 2011 Posted by
Please join Silicon Valley Bank's Wine Division for a Web seminar presenting the findings of the 2011 - 2012 State of the Wine Industry Report ...
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FX Outlook; Venture Capital; Europe
April 11, 2011 Posted by
The role played by entrepreneurship in bolstering the UK economy has been the subject of much interest and debate over the course of recent months. A number of new initiatives designed to promote and encourage entrepreneurial activity have been unveiled, including tax breaks, visas for entrepreneurs and the re-development of London's Olympic site into a technology city to rival the Valley.
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FX Outlook
April 05, 2011 Posted by
Japan has been stuck in an economic malaise of historic proportions. Its stock market, the Nikkei, has fallen from a high of almost 39,000 in early 1990 to a closing level of 9755 on March 31, a decline of about 75 percent.
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