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FX Outlook
April 12, 2011 Posted by
A firm cannot avoid interest rate risk when borrowing. The CFO or Treasurer with a loan based on a floating rate index, such as Prime or LIBOR, is exposed to the risk that short-term interest rates will rise, causing borrowing costs to rise.
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FX Outlook; Venture Capital; Europe
April 11, 2011 Posted by
The role played by entrepreneurship in bolstering the UK economy has been the subject of much interest and debate over the course of recent months. A number of new initiatives designed to promote and encourage entrepreneurial activity have been unveiled, including tax breaks, visas for entrepreneurs and the re-development of London's Olympic site into a technology city to rival the Valley.
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April 05, 2011 Posted by
Japan has been stuck in an economic malaise of historic proportions. Its stock market, the Nikkei, has fallen from a high of almost 39,000 in early 1990 to a closing level of 9755 on March 31, a decline of about 75 percent.
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FX Outlook
March 29, 2011 Posted by

In the last few months, we have had governments overthrown, devastating earthquakes, the U.S. has entered its third armed conflict, and some countries are on the verge of bankruptcy. In addition, the U.S. economy is struggling along and has yet to produce enough jobs to the unemployed.

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March 22, 2011 Posted by
The yen's surge in the wake of the earthquake and tsunami may have seemed counter-intuitive at first glance, but it reflected, in part, market speculation that Japanese firms and the Japanese government will repatriate money now invested overseas in order to pay insurance claims and the cost of rebuilding.
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Global Edge; Asia
March 21, 2011 Posted by
China's new offshore currency (CNH) affords you new opportunities as you do business overseas. Learn about how offshore CNH will ultimately enable two-way foreign exchange conversions for ongoing, Hong Kong-only based transactions, and will not be subject to current onshore (CNY)-based restrictions ...
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FX Outlook; Asia
March 15, 2011 Posted by
Last year proved to be yet another strong economic period for China. Within the Pan-Asian region, China's spending spree in the last couple of years has directly benefited its neighboring economies, as the rest of the developed world continue to work slowly through the most painful global recession on record.
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Global Edge
March 07, 2011 Posted by

Internet banking has transformed the way we manage our money and brought banking to our desktops - and identity fraud is on the rise ... 

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FX Outlook
March 01, 2011 Posted by
The question for most people is why the dollar is not strengthening with the upheaval in Egypt, Libya and the Middle East situation. In the risk on/risk off world we have become used to, surely there should have been a flight to quality (U.S. bonds) and consequently the US$, which should have strengthened.
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FX Outlook
February 22, 2011 Posted by
After hearing that a well-respected market pundit had reversed his position on the Japanese yen and he was now a fully-committed BEAR on the yen, I thought I would check around to see if market chatter had picked up on other market players, switching from being bullish to bearish on the yen.
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