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FX Outlook
December 15, 2009 Posted by

The unemployment data published on December 4, 2009 gave us a rare insight into how the traders in different markets view the numbers. Arguably, the most interesting was that of the equity traders. Stocks initially jumped higher by 150 points

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Advisories
December 08, 2009 Posted by

The U.S. municipal bond market has been impacted by the volatility of tight credit conditions, federal regulation and stimulus as much as, if not more than, other sectors. What makes state and muni markets unique is how much remains unknown relative to corporate markets about their ability to recover

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Economic Outlook
December 08, 2009 Posted by

There are those who foresee the decline of American power in this world and a corresponding increase in the strength of the so-called BRIC nations, ultimately leading to deterioration in the United States' influence over world affairs. I admit I've found myself making statements that lean in such a direction. This overhang of doubt and uncertainty that started long before the current recession is feeding on itself, creating the real possibility of these scary consequences. But it needn't be so.

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FX Outlook
December 08, 2009 Posted by

 Adults are only kids grown up. Walt Disney Disney's enduring attraction was updated and revamped last year, but its theme resonates even more today than when the attraction opened at the 1966 World Fair and subsequently moved to the Disneyland

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Global Edge; Treasury Management
December 04, 2009 Posted by

See a replay of our recent Web seminar, "Global Expansion Forum: Best Practices for Expanding Business Overseas." The seminar, by Silicon Valley Bank and High Street Partners, provides helpful information on such topics as: Common pitfalls when expanding into a new country Cross border tax considerations L

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FX Outlook
December 01, 2009 Posted by

 I was a bit surprised last week when the Mexican peso appeared on the Bloomberg radar screen, that screen that 170,000 of us around the world have in front of us for much of our working day. The blip wandered

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Economic Outlook
December 01, 2009 Posted by

Sunday, Monday, Happy Days Tuesday, Wednesday, Happy Days Thursday, Friday, Happy Days The weekend comes My cycle hums Ready to race to you Charles Fox and Norman Gimble (writers) The phrase "jump the shark" refers to the 1977 episode of

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Observation Deck
December 01, 2009 Posted by

Uncertainty in capital markets has made some firms (and boards) opt to  forbid investing any of their precious cash in securities that have credit risk. Even fixed income issuers and money funds with well understood and transparent risk profiles, both

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