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FX Outlook; Global Edge
May 02, 2013 Posted by
The Australian dollar has been caught in a tight trading range ($1.02-$1.06) for the past nine months, and appears to be going nowhere fast!  The buying forces of offshore money - from both global investors in search of yield and speculators riding the momentum and "carry" trades - have been neatly balanced by the selling forces of Australia's weakening terms of trade*, falling commodity prices being the chief culprit. Of course, the biggest risk for Australia's economy and demand for its currency is China, it's primary trading partner - and China's economy is slowing! Our analysis below tries to cover the relevant factors in determining what's next in store for the Aussie.
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Observation Deck
April 30, 2013 Posted by

he Federal Reserve first began its asset purchase program in the fall of 2008 to combat the financial crisis. Almost five years later, with slow GDP growth, high unemployment, and non-present inflation, the Fed is well into its third purchase program. Some investors fear these actions will spark higher inflation. We believe this shouldn’t be a concern — at least in the short run.  

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Global Edge
April 29, 2013 Posted by
Cross-border trade can bring business risk. But companies are finding that it also opens up immense opportunities for business growth - through use of trade finance tools and techniques that can help you manage risk, expedite revenue, and build new customer relationships. This online seminar will explain the export financing options available to help you conduct business overseas. Our guest speaker, Rob Guthrie of the Export-Import Bank of the United States, will discuss the programs available to you through his agency.
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CIO Vantage Point; Economic Outlook
April 26, 2013 Posted by
The NVCA, German slump, US Growth, and China weakness.
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CIO Vantage Point; Economic Outlook
April 24, 2013 Posted by

The energy revolution today is centered on fracking - a method that mines gas from shale.  But another interesting development in the energy sector is occurring: we are trying to use less.

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CIO Vantage Point; Economic Outlook
April 19, 2013 Posted by

Multi-family boom, IMF bust, a French pause, and Chinese growth.

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CIO Vantage Point; Economic Outlook
April 17, 2013 Posted by

U.S. economic stability that began forming in 2012 continued into the first quarter and in some areas true signs of growth are emerging. 

Is the economy finally ready to get off the starting line?

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Quarterly Economic Report
April 16, 2013 Posted by

 The SVB Asset Management Quarterly Economic Book provides a comprehensive overview of global macro-economic and sector trends. Through statistical data and analysis, it helps our clients understand the market dynamics that impact their business. This quarter’s edition offers perspective on the Federal Reserve stance as well as detail on euro zone dynamics.

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