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FX Outlook; Asia
October 19, 2010 Posted by
In light of China's status as the world's largest exporter with the largest trade surplus, undervaluation of the CNY has been criticized by other nations in the latest IMF and G7 meetings. This issue has dragged on for years, but has become increasingly sensitive lately in the face of lingering high unemployment in the U.S. and Europe amid the slow recovery from the recession.
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Economic Outlook
October 12, 2010 Posted by
Relativity can be a difficult concept. There are many that believe the dollar is going down, the euro is going down, and the pound is destined to drop.  The yen is the only developed currency that stands to gain, it seems.
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Quarterly Economic Report
October 08, 2010 Posted by
Just when we all thought rates couldn’t get any lower, they did. As we entered the third quarter, fears of European debt problems both at the government and banking level consumed the marketplace. Government spending’s chickens, it seems, were coming home to roost. 
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Public Policy
October 08, 2010 Posted by
In the United States, we often undervalue the role good policy can play in helping to support nascent industries that promise significant growth. If entrepreneurs and investors are going to devote years of their lives and tens or hundreds of millions of dollars to develop and commercialize transformative ideas, they need stable, clear policies they can count on. This is particularly true in sectors like clean technology and life sciences.
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Global Edge
October 07, 2010 Posted by
Today's dynamic companies are looking to global markets to expand sales opportunities. Strategic planning is a crucial component as you move into these new markets. This free online seminar replay discusses how to structure your international sales from contract documentation to trade finance mechanisms.
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Economic Outlook
October 05, 2010 Posted by
Many people are complaining today about low yields in the bond markets. They are complaining, that is, at the same time they are buying.
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FX Outlook
October 05, 2010 Posted by
In late August I put out a warning to clients, colleagues, family and friends — those who I felt may be impacted — that during the month of September the currency markets would experience a VERY BIG MOVE.
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Observation Deck
October 01, 2010 Posted by
The Federal Reserve Board’s Federal Open Market Committee continues to convey the sentiment that the economy is still fragile and the future remains uncertain. A clear message on September 21 was that the Fed would step in if necessary to support the recovery and assure that inflation returns to a level that is in accordance with the Fed’s mandate. Ideally, the Fed would like inflation to be between 1.5 and 2 percent; currently it is at 1.1 percent.
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