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FX Outlook; Startups; Technology; Venture Capital; Asia; Europe; U.S.
June 08, 2016 Posted by
The strong U.S. economic data, coupled with hawkish comments from Fed officials, led to increased odds of a rate hike, giving the dollar its best month of 2016 in May.
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FX Outlook; Startups; Technology; Venture Capital; Asia; Europe; U.S.
May 12, 2016 Posted by
Two opposing forces were at play in currency markets during April: a weaker U.S. dollar countered by a stronger Japanese yen. Interestingly, both currencies were highly influenced by the inaction of their central banks.
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FX Daily; Asia
May 02, 2016 Posted by

Overview

  • Given the overall weakness in USD, PBOC set the onshore CNY fixing rate at 6.4589 against the USD last Friday, up 365 basis points from Thursday.1 It was the biggest upward move since 2005. 
  • USD dropped to its lowest level in 18 months against the JPY after the Bank of Japan’s decision to refrain from further easing disappointed markets.2
  • China’s Manufacturing Purchasing Manager index (PMI) at 50.1 in April, Vs estimate of 50.3 and 50.2 in March.3
  • The State Administration of Foreign Exchange (SAFE) said on Friday that it will allow banks to issue more FX-related FX products for hedging purpose, and hold bigger short-USD positions at the end of day. 
  • USD/CNH exchange rate has been range-bound.
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FX Outlook; Startups; Technology; Venture Capital; Asia; Europe; U.S.
April 28, 2016 Posted by
A UK departure from the world’s largest economic bloc has gone from a distant unlikelihood to a very possible reality—and markets are speculating on what that reality might mean for the UK economy.
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FX Outlook; Startups; Technology; Venture Capital; Asia; Europe; U.S.
April 18, 2016 Posted by
The resulting choppy markets caused a flight to safety due to U.S. Federal Reserve Board Chair Janet Yellen’s comments this week. The Japanese yen and Euro strengthened along with currencies in emerging markets & commodity currencies as the threat of higher U.S. interest rates receded.
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Economic Outlook; Quarterly Economic Report; Asia; U.S.; Wealth Advisory Market Perspectives
April 07, 2016 Posted by
The first quarter of 2016 exposed a range of emotions from investors as global equity markets sharply declined in the first half only to recapture much of the losses.
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FX Daily; Asia
April 07, 2016 Posted by

Overview
- China’s Official Manufacturing PMI in March took a positive turn for the first time in months. 
- CNH offshore overnight funding dipped into negative rate in response to reserve requirement change. 
- USD is caught in a crossfire between dovish comments from Janet Yellen and another solid non-Farm Payroll.  
- CNY and other EM currencies continue to benefit from softer dollar and dovish G3 rates.  

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FX Outlook; Startups; Technology; Venture Capital; Asia; Europe; U.S.
March 30, 2016 Posted by

Another factor that has added to the volatility in the FX market has been the fluctuations in energy prices. This particular influence has augmented the currency rate of countries that are large exporters of petroleum. 

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Capital Access; Public Policy; Energy & Resource Innovation; Life Science; Startups; Technology; Venture Capital; Asia; Europe; U.S.
March 10, 2016 Posted by
Startup Outlook 2016 is Silicon Valley Bank’s annual report on the health of the innovation economy. For each of the past seven years, we have taken a survey of companies to learn what entrepreneurs are thinking about business conditions, access to capital and talent, and the policy issues that help or hinder their success. This year’s report shows that the innovation sector is undergoing a healthy recalibration.
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FX Outlook; Startups; Technology; Venture Capital; Asia; Europe; U.S.
March 07, 2016 Posted by
In February 2016 the lack of transparency with oil prices and all things related to China have created unsettled global investors, leading to choppy markets and a flight to safe-haven currencies, while emerging market and commodity currencies generally underperformed.
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