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Global Edge
February 09, 2011 Posted by
Two thirds of companies will be expanding into international markets over the next three years specifically to increase sales, according to a 2010 report by Ernst & Young.
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Capital Access
February 07, 2011 Posted by
At a recent event hosted by Silicon Valley Bank, microfinance innovator Grameen America’s CEO Steve Vogel announced plans to open a Silicon Valley branch of his organization ...
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FX Outlook
February 07, 2011 Posted by
The Chinese lunar New Year is upon us. According to the Chinese zodiac, this is the Year of the Rabbit when creativity, prudence, and patience should be rewarded. This is supposed to be a year where diplomacy, international relations, and politics will supersede conflict and force.  We can only hope.
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Economic Outlook
February 07, 2011 Posted by
In fact, the Fed owns more Treasuries than anyone with a cool trillion dollars of those risk-free assets.  OK, maybe this was a trick question. I mean, after all, if I asked who owns the most IBM stock, you wouldn’t think counting the stock in their Treasury department would count.
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FX Outlook; Asia
February 01, 2011 Posted by
China's effort to create an offshore international market for its currency in Hong Kong has generated huge excitement. Since China liberalized trade settlement and investment rules last July, large amount of CNH (CNY that are freely traded in Hong Kong) has accumulated in Hong Kong's banking system.
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Economic Outlook
February 01, 2011 Posted by
In the rapid-fire atmosphere that is trench warfare, quick decision making is key in the literal definition of the word. It's not always important that your decisions be 100 percent correct, but it is vital you react and counter with rapidity.
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Observation Deck
February 01, 2011 Posted by
From the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary comes a reasonably good definition for elephant in the room: "An obvious problem that nobody wants to discuss". It seems a near-perfect description of the situation facing money fund providers, and their investors ...
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Economic Outlook
January 25, 2011 Posted by
Unfortunately, whistling past the graveyard has become "situation normal" for many government agencies, but the Fed is not likely to be considered one of them.
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