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CIO Vantage Point
July 13, 2012 Posted by
For those of you old enough to recall this line from SNL (nearly thirty years old, I'm afraid), the first sentence in the linked article will likely bring a chuckle: "France is ready to cede sovereignty to its European partners…" Though the country is not in any real fiscal trouble, European Affairs Minister Bernard Cazeneuve felt confident enough to make this statement implying France is ready to report to a council of some sort, run by all 17 members of the euro zone.
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Cleantech
July 12, 2012 Posted by
Silicon Valley Bank's Advanced Biofuels and Biochemicals Report provides a comprehensive overview of the sector with detail on the technologies, the drivers of growth and investment trends.
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FX Outlook; Global Edge
July 10, 2012 Posted by
There is no doubt the BRIC economic growth has slowed and investor's appetite for risk remains weak.  However, the Indian economy seems to have been hit the worst.
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Capital Access; Technology
July 09, 2012 Posted by
Understanding why and how banks arrive at their answers will greatly improve a company's chances of success when seeking a loan. Despite how attractive a borrower or transaction is, external macro and internal micro considerations can, and do, have an impact on bankers' decisions.
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CIO Vantage Point
July 06, 2012 Posted by
1. UK lawmakers set up inquiry on LIBOR issue. Early next week, a showdown between a Bank of England and a Barclays official will ensue.The question on hand is: Did the Bank of England encourage Barclays to submit artificially low rates in the LIBOR rate-setting process? Recall during the height of the crisis how worried everyone was about the banking industry? This does not seem so implausible.
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Economic Outlook
July 06, 2012 Posted by

If you have a floating rate loan, you probably think that your interest accrual will rise "when rates go up" and fall "when rates go down."  This would be true if all rates moved together, but the ongoing "LIBOR scandal" as it's being called demonstrates otherwise.

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Observation Deck
July 02, 2012 Posted by
While there has been a great deal of attention paid to the austerity measures being enforced across Europe this year, the U.S. has been facing its own austerity challenge with the “fiscal cliff” approaching at year-end...
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Public Policy; Cleantech; Life Science; Startups; Technology
June 29, 2012 Posted by

Listen to our round table discussion of the JOBS Act and its implications for both early-stage and late-stage companies. Our panel, including Bill Hambrecht, discuss crowdfunding, the IPO on-ramp, and options for raising capital in this online webinar.

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