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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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Best Practices
November 09, 2010 Posted by
After hearing positive reviews of the presentation by social technology consulting firm that SVB hired to educate the Venture Capital CFOs at our annual conference this summer, we felt compelled to learn more about the business.
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Life Science; Startups; Venture Capital
November 08, 2010 Posted by
Venture capitalists and startup company executives who attended the latest Silicon Valley Bank SVB Showcase event were generally upbeat about prospects for  technology, life science and cleantech innovation and investment. The quarterly invitation-only pitch event brought together dozens of people from early and growth stage companies seeking to raise their next round of funding, and from venture capitalist firms.
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FX Outlook
November 08, 2010 Posted by
Since the Fed first indicated that it was prepared to provide additional support for the U.S. economy on Aug 27, the U.S. dollar index has dropped 6.5 percent.
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Wine Industry
November 08, 2010 Posted by
When it’s time to plan this season’s special Holiday gathering, why not reach for the Classics? Our Holiday Wine Buyer’s Guide presents five excellent wines for different holiday settings.
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FX Outlook
November 02, 2010 Posted by
My last paper published in the FX Outlook, Building with the Brazilian BRIC, dealt with growing economies of widely-used BRIC acronym for the emerging economic countries of Brazil, Russia, India and China. Specifically, I talked about the economic success story of Brazil. If you recall, I said "the bottom line is that Brazil's fundamentals look good.
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Economic Outlook
November 02, 2010 Posted by
It seems the market is all geared up for action with short-term rates rallying some 20 basis points since talk of such activity began in earnest. Not only that, but 10-year Treasuries have fallen about the same. Even the rate at which Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac will make loans has hit an all-time low near an astounding 3.5 percent. ("If you qualify," of course!)
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