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Treasury Management
March 07, 2011 Posted by

Personal credit cards have become ubiquitous among consumers, and electronic payment is now a standard in business finance. Yet many U.S. companies continue to pay their bills the old fashioned way — by writing checks ...

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Global Edge
March 07, 2011 Posted by

Internet banking has transformed the way we manage our money and brought banking to our desktops - and identity fraud is on the rise ... 

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FX Outlook
March 01, 2011 Posted by
The question for most people is why the dollar is not strengthening with the upheaval in Egypt, Libya and the Middle East situation. In the risk on/risk off world we have become used to, surely there should have been a flight to quality (U.S. bonds) and consequently the US$, which should have strengthened.
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Observation Deck
March 01, 2011 Posted by
Most of our technology and life science clients just wrapped up their annual financial planning and budgeting process - and March is typically a good month to perform an itemized review of investment portfolios ...
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Advisories
February 28, 2011 Posted by
On February 11, 2011, the Obama Administration delivered a report to Congress “Reforming America’s Housing Finance Market,” which marks the beginning of the political process in which the Obama Administration and Congress must agree on the structure and timing of mortgage reform.
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FX Outlook
February 22, 2011 Posted by
After hearing that a well-respected market pundit had reversed his position on the Japanese yen and he was now a fully-committed BEAR on the yen, I thought I would check around to see if market chatter had picked up on other market players, switching from being bullish to bearish on the yen.
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FX Outlook
February 15, 2011 Posted by
The Israeli economy has remained strong throughout the financial crisis. Recent estimates of Q4 GDP in 2010 have topped 4.5 percent. This solid economic performance, coupled with relatively high benchmark interest rates at 2.25 percent and a hawkish central bank have been attracting inflows of foreign capital.
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Economic Outlook
February 15, 2011 Posted by
Mortgage underwriters, analysts, salesmen, executives, and even investors were not paying attention for some years leading up to the liquidity crash of '08. But the slo-mo effect began much earlier in 2007 when Household Finance announced dismal first quarter earnings due to write-downs from their subprime unit.
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