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FX Outlook
August 17, 2010 Posted by
Yen interest rates are at 0.1 percent, the lowest in the world. The two things that determine the strength of a currency are its trade cash flows and its investment cash flows. Japan has a trade surplus, which means when the funds from overseas sales are repatriated, the Japanese have to buy yen, and this keeps the currency strong. Why then was the yen so weak, in the 120 range for so long?
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Economic Outlook
August 17, 2010 Posted by
In my conversations with CFOs lately, I am hearing more and more about their desire for higher return.
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Venture Capital
August 11, 2010 Posted by
SVBanalyzes a portfolio of funds from one of the worst vintages in Venture andfinds a positive return is highly likely.
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Global Edge
August 10, 2010 Posted by
Read about changes to International Commercial Terms (Incoterms) —internationally accepted rules used in commerce — that deal with the costs, risks and responsibilities when shipping goods internationally. It's crucial to understand the new Incoterms in order to accurately negotiate or quote your sales contracts.
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Global Edge
August 10, 2010 Posted by
In the race to develop new technologies, China stands front and center. In a recent conversation with Rebecca Smith, Managing Director, Asia Pacific, NASDAQ OMX, Terrance Philips of SVB asked for her perspective on the public markets in China.
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Global Edge
August 10, 2010 Posted by
Now it’s easier than ever for tech and life science companies to qualify for Ex-Im Bank's guaranteed working capital loan program after a recent change to its U.S. content calculation rules.
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FX Outlook
August 10, 2010 Posted by

It was something that newly elected prime minister of the United Kingdom, David Cameron, said about Turkey’s application for membership in the European Union, which made me think about which countries are currently in or slated to be in the

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Cleantech
August 04, 2010 Posted by
Cleantech investing continues to recover at faster pace. All of the news services, including VentureSource, Bloomberg New Energy Finance, and Cleantech Network, report consistently strengthening investment activity through the second quarter of 2010.
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