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Observation Deck
April 02, 2012 Posted by

As the first quarter of 2012 comes to an end, it is encouraging to review the noteworthy economic data of the quarter and discuss the Fed’s posturing. In an effort to fulfill its dual mandate of maximum employment and stable prices, the Fed has focused the last four years on promoting accommodative policy.

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Economic Outlook; Global Edge; Public Policy
March 22, 2012 Posted by
Robert Guest, The Economist’s Business Editor, discusses his key business and economic findings from his book Borderless Economics: Chinese Sea Turtles, Indian Fridges and the New Fruits of Global Capitalism in this video interview with Joe Morgan, Chief Investment Officer of SVB Asset Management...
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Wine Industry
March 22, 2012 Posted by
This is really two separate questions. The first question is whether California appellation names on labels can be used to predict style and quality. The second question is whether the use of these names is financially beneficial to wineries.
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Global Edge
March 22, 2012 Posted by

Take the mystery out of trade finance, with Silicon Valley Bank’s Trade Finance Guide, designed to help you understand common techniques for managing risk as you expand your company’s global presence ...

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FX Outlook
March 16, 2012 Posted by
This article provides a brief overview of the Dodd-Frank Act as it relates to foreign exchange activities. It is intended as a summary of the recent regulatory proposals that may affect, or the changes that will affect our clients who engage in FX hedging.
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Observation Deck
March 01, 2012 Posted by
There is no question that the issues in the euro zone are far from over and that many headwinds to economic growth remain. Sovereign governments still need to implement harsh austerity measures and control their debts and deficits, while banks are facing capital and liquidity challenges.
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Fraud Prevention; Treasury Management
February 17, 2012 Posted by
presentation, Tim Toller and Jason Kobus, senior online channel managers at Silicon Valley Bank, will outline a few essential preventative steps that can help protect online accounts and prevent transactional fraud.
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Economic Outlook
February 16, 2012 Posted by
The Brazen Dozen is a list of events that I believe have a 40 percent probability of occurring during the year. These events skirt the outposts of probability. The objective is to think outside the box with regard to economic, market, and political activity so that we may better prepare for the 100-year floods that seem to occur so frequently.
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