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FX Outlook; Europe
June 21, 2011 Posted by
Euroland sovereign risk issues with Greece, which have severely cooled global investor appetite for risk-related positions. Since the end of April, the S&P has slid 7.2 percent percent from this year's high, now trading at 12.7 times forecasted 2011 earnings, its lowest multiple in almost a year.
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FX Outlook; Asia
June 14, 2011 Posted by
A year ago this month, the RMB cross border trade settlement scheme was expanded to 20 Mainland Chinese provinces and cities. Mainland Designated Enterprise (MDE) exporters in these provinces were allowed to settle trade transactions in RMB with any part of the world, while Chinese importers had no restrictions in paying RMB to overseas vendor.
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CIO Vantage Point
June 08, 2011 Posted by
Last week, a client asked me to describe what I thought would happen if Treasuries defaulted. Naturally and somewhat defensively, I launched into all the reasons I thought this wouldn’t happen. But that wasn’t the point of the question. The point was “what if it did?”
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Wine Industry
June 08, 2011 Posted by
Your right to receive the wine of your choice directly from the winery is being seriously threatened.
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Energy & Resource Innovation
June 08, 2011 Posted by
In Cleantech, who would have guessed 12 months ago that the hottest segment for IPOs would be biofuels? The industry is at an early crossroads at multiple levels with rapidly shifting dynamics and global implications. Plenty of challenges and uncertainty exist, but, all the while, the momentum of change and innovation marches on ...
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FX Outlook
June 06, 2011 Posted by
Volatility in the currency markets this year has been high. The major currencies have fluctuated widely, racing in one direction, then turning, and racing in the other. All currencies have fluctuated similarly, that is, except the currency of our friendly neighbor north of the border.
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Venture Capital
June 03, 2011 Posted by
Today’s entrepreneurial companies face greater pressure to do more with less in terms of stretching every dollar of equity financing further.
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Observation Deck
June 01, 2011 Posted by
Given that the first quarter of 2011 saw a lower-than-forecasted GDP growth of 1.8 percent, and higher fuel and food price growth are curbing spending on discretionary items for households, is the positive trend in job growth sustainable?
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