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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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FX Outlook; Startups; Technology; Venture Capital; Asia; Europe; U.S.
February 09, 2016 Posted by
January 2016 was one of the toughest months on record for global financial markets.  Currency markets took it on the chin, as did commodities and equities.  A relief rally in oil at month-end did spark a recovery in many markets.
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FX Outlook; Startups; Technology; Venture Capital; Asia; Europe; U.S.
January 14, 2016 Posted by
In 2016, the dollar will continue to strengthen as long as it appears the U.S. interest rate is in a rising trend. Look for falling commodity prices to decline further as long as Chinese growth shows no turnaround from its contraction. The effect will roll over and push the commodity currencies (Australia, New Zealand and South Africa) and emerging market currencies lower.
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Startups; Technology; Venture Capital
January 07, 2016 Posted by
Bruce Wallace, chief digital officer at Silicon Valley Bank, gave his fintech predictions for 2016.
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FX Outlook; Startups; Technology; Venture Capital; Asia; Europe; U.S.
December 17, 2015 Posted by
It is expected that 2016 will be an eventful year. It’s an election year. Headlines and swinging polls tend to create more volatility in the financial markets. Besides that, there are still economic headwinds and central banks are working through various fiscal dynamics. Three themes that will get much attention in the New Year will be the value of the euro, higher interest rates, and China’s inclusion into the reserve system.
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FX Outlook; Startups; Technology; Venture Capital; Asia; Europe; U.S.
December 09, 2015 Posted by
This edition of the FX Monthly Outlook includes details of several critical events of the first week of December: the ECB meeting, Fed Chmn Yellen’s comments and subsequent U.S. employment numbers, and the OPEC meeting; since they were all potential game-changers, and likely to set a new tone for 2016.
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Startups; Technology; Venture Capital
December 07, 2015 Posted by

Tracy Isacke, managing director of Silicon Valley Bank's corporate relationship group, shares her 2016 predictions for the global innovation economy.

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FX Outlook; Startups; Technology; Venture Capital; Asia; Europe; U.S.
November 24, 2015 Posted by
European Central Bank President Mario Draghi recently announced that there are still headwinds in the region and additional accommodation may be required. First, consumer prices in the 19-member euro zone have slipped in recent months and inflation is running well below target. The second problem: the most recent forecast from the European Commission expects GDP growth at 1.6% for 2015, and about the same level for next year and 2017.
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FX Outlook; Startups; Technology; Venture Capital; Asia; Europe; U.S.
November 19, 2015 Posted by
We had a busy month for the global financial markets with plenty of elections and central bank activities to influence global asset and currency valuations. Although the U.S. dollar rallied strongly in the second half of the month, it remained within the trading ranges against the major currencies that have been in place over the last few months. Emerging market currencies traded higher on the month for the first time since earlier in the year.
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