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Observation Deck
December 01, 2010 Posted by
As we near the end of another year and the holiday season is upon us, all eyes are on the U.S. consumer, watching to see if the old ways of spending will return, leaving behind the mentality of saving more...
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Economic Outlook
November 30, 2010 Posted by
Contrary to popular opinion, the savings rate has not been negative in recent decades. Though many would have you believe Americans are soullessly irresponsible consumers...
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FX Outlook
November 30, 2010 Posted by
After another tumultuous year in global financial markets with more unprecedented government intervention, the outlook remains uncertain to say the least. The guarded optimism at the end of 2009 has been replaced by a more subdued view, seasoned by the realization that although the juggernaut may have slowed, any accurate forecasts of its eventual halt and consequences are probably unintentional.
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FX Outlook
November 23, 2010 Posted by
The interesting financial news this week besides Irish debt was the market and economists' outspoken criticism of the Fed's quantitative easing — the Fed's tactic to liven up the U.S. economy.
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Economic Outlook
November 16, 2010 Posted by
Leaving aside all the bluster regarding QE2 for a moment, I thought we might explore something closer to our hearts: short-term bond supply.
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FX Outlook
November 16, 2010 Posted by
If one is asking about the possibility of a second round of quantitative easing (QE) by the Bank of England (BoE)in another attempt to stimulate the British economy, then the answer is maybe, but probably not.
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Global Edge
November 10, 2010 Posted by
Recent volatility in the Foreign Exchange markets has highlighted the essential role of an effective hedging strategy to maintain profitability and competitiveness in the international marketplace. It is also critically important to understand the financial reporting, tax and financial control aspects. This free replay of a one-hour Web seminar with SVB and Ernst & Young will guide you through basic FX hedging strategies and the associated Financial Accounting Standards Board requirements.
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Economic Outlook
November 09, 2010 Posted by
By now you must be sick of hearing about QE2, the latest QE or quantitative easing effort to come out of the Fed. But at the risk of encouraging you to stop reading here, I feel the need to add one more perspective to last week's action and I promise to be brief.
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