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Analytics
March 10, 2010 Posted by
See the replay of a Web seminar by SVB Analytics - eProsper, addressing 123R (FASB ASC 718) and the issues of the expensing of stock-based compensatory securities.
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Venture Capital
March 09, 2010 Posted by
In January 2010, four representatives from the Yangpu District Government of Shanghai arrived in the Bay Area for a three-month educational program at San Francisco State University. While in the Bay Area, they also attended programs with SVB Financial Group. The visit follows Silicon Valley Bank’s addition of a repre
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FX Outlook
March 08, 2010 Posted by
"Acquaintance A person whom we know well enough to borrow from, but not well enough to lend to." Ambrose Bierce, U.S. author and satirist (1842 – 1914), The Devil's Dictionary We must all be acquaintances of our respective governments, for
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Economic Outlook
March 02, 2010 Posted by
The Fed should begin raising interest rates in earnest in early 2011, once consumers have some vision of and confidence in both their wealth and job prospects. At that point, the Fed should aggressively raise rates more than one 75 basis point hike. See Joe Morgan's and Jim Anderson's Point / Counterpoint
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FX Outlook
March 02, 2010 Posted by
Over the past couple of months, sovereign risk has dominated the headlines in the foreign exchange markets. Financially strapped countries like Greece have put the euro on its longest losing streak against the dollar since November 2008. Debt investors have also grown concerned about budget deficits in other euro-region countries such as Spain and Ireland. The USD is has risen nearly 10 percent from its lows against the EUR from just two months ago. From my perspective, the entire episode confirms the dollar's status is still the world's only reserve currency. However, not all currencies are being punished.
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Observation Deck
March 01, 2010 Posted by
What a difference a stimulus makes. As we entered this global recession/credit crisis a few years ago, governments around the world came up with plans to support their banking systems and stimulate growth in their respective economies.
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Cleantech
February 25, 2010 Posted by

Much has been written and spoken about the 2009 Recovery Act and the largesse bestowed upon the Department of Energy (DOE) to stimulate the renewable energy and cleantech sectors. So how are they doing? Depending on your perspective, there is a broad range of answers. Based on an allocation of $36.7 billion from the Ac

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Cleantech
February 25, 2010 Posted by
Electric vehicles (EV) have been a large segment for venture investment the last few quarters. Many governments, including the US, are making major commitments to EV development. At SVB we have also seen a number of startups of the two
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