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CIO Vantage Point
August 24, 2010 Posted by
There is much to be learned about life by simply observing human behavior.

Last week, I had an opportunity to learn something about myself that was both surprising and revealing with regard to the analysis of economic and policy woes of today.
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CIO Vantage Point
August 17, 2010 Posted by
In February 2007, HSBC shocked the analyst community when it put aside $10.6 billion to cover future losses on bad mortgage debt. Other lenders were in a similar situation and a cascade of dour mortgage market predictions kicked off the - take your pick of names - liquidity, consumer leverage, credit quality, stock market, bond market, CDS market, sovereign debt, mismatched funding, euro, trade deficit, currency reserve, and interest rate crisis.
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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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CIO Vantage Point
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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