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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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Advisories; Global Edge; Technology; Asia
March 01, 2016 Posted by
Steve Allan, head of SVB Analytics, and John Kinzer, managing director of SVB Asia Link, have been following China’s transformative innovation landscape in their respective roles at Silicon Valley Bank. In part two of their conversation on China, they discuss China's volatile economy and Chinese investments in the United States.
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FX Daily; FX Outlook; Asia
February 24, 2016 Posted by

Overview

  • The onshore RMB fix came out almost 1% stronger on Feb 15, 2016 at 6.5118.  After the fixing, RMB continued its rally to 6.4950 – making it the biggest one day gain in 10 years.
  • PoBC Governor Zhou pushed back on expectation of a sharp devaluation and tightened capital controls. 
  • Downgrading of Fed hike expectation and additional quantitative easing by Bank of Japan (BoJ) and European Central Bank (ECB) suppress G3 rates outlook which in turn may give some much needed breathing room for the RMB.     
  • Capital outflow remains a key concern that could exasperate further currency weakness.  The saving grace is what still looks like a healthy trade surplus.  
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Advisories; Global Edge; Technology; Asia
February 23, 2016 Posted by
Steve Allan, head of SVB Analytics, and John Kinzer, managing director of SVB Asia Link, have been following China’s transformative innovation landscape in their respective roles at Silicon Valley Bank. They recently sat down to share perspectives on China’s growth, drivers and challenges for their innovation economy, and what’s driving Chinese investment activity.
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