Asia, Europe, FX Outlook, Global Edge, Treasury Management

 

FX Outlook
May 31, 2011 Posted by
In our daily updates we often talk of the markets switching in a very polarized fashion from risk on (having more risk appetite) to risk off (suffering from risk aversion).
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FX Outlook
May 17, 2011 Posted by
Over the past few months we have witnessed the euro soar higher. The 17-nation currency had appreciated from last year's low of $1.1850 in June and rose near 1.50 on May 4, the strongest since December 2009.
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FX Outlook; Asia
May 09, 2011 Posted by
As we push through into the second quarter of 2011, China-related financial headlines appear on what seems like a daily basis. The country’s economy continues to expand despite the uncertain and fragile global recovery, but elevated inflation pressures remain the primary focus of the Chinese government.
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FX Outlook
May 03, 2011 Posted by
The outcome of last week's long-awaited FOMC event confirmed the Fed's continued bias toward an accommodative policy. The verbiage of the Fed statement was little changed and quite close to the market expectations that had developed in the weeks leading to the meeting.
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Global Edge
May 02, 2011
Companies planning to operate in the global marketplace should prepare for the inevitable risks associated with foreign currency exchange. A variety of solutions — forwards, options, non-deliverable forwards and foreign currency accounts — can help reduce the surprises that foreign exchange rates create in your company’s 10K or 10Q financial statements. However, before you outline a foreign exchange (FX) risk management plan, you should create a formal policy for the management of foreign exchange exposure. This process will help you examine accounting and cash flow implications, but will take into consideration your risk tolerance and corporate goals.
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Global Edge
April 26, 2011 Posted by
Foreign exchange hedging is an important defensive move for your company and, if used effectively, can be a valuable offensive strategy as well. Learn more from our free online Web seminar ...
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FX Outlook
April 26, 2011 Posted by
The dollar is at a new 18-year low and no one seems to be upset. There are no headlines, no demonstrations, no scathing editorials. The issue has not even been pulled into the domestic political arena by politicians decrying the demise of one of the most enduring symbols of the United States.
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FX Outlook
April 19, 2011 Posted by
The foreign exchange markets can be very unpredictable at times, especially when conflicting news from different areas happen on the same day as on Monday, April 18.
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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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