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FX Daily
April 03, 2014 Posted by
The Euro is trading roughly .5% lower today after multiple data releases. The ECB left rates unchanged as expected at .25%. The region’s inflation reading hit a new cyclical low of .5% year/year in March as measured by the March HICP, increasing the risk of deflation for the region.
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FX Daily
April 02, 2014 Posted by
The employment picture in the Eurozone appears to be stabilizing. Yesterday’s overall Euro unemployment rate came in at 11.9% for the fifth straight month. Today’s release out of Spain showed unemployment fell by 16,620 in March, the largest monthly drop since 2006.
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Observation Deck
April 01, 2014 Posted by
SVB Asset Management's monthly Observation Deck newsletter covers current topics on portfolio management, credit considerations and market events that influence investment strategy. The main article for this April edition, "The Emerging Market Mindset," highlights how with the Fed taper and the U.S. economy slowly recovering, the emerging markets economies have suffered. Other geo-political events have caused great stress and uncertainty to the emerging markets economies and their investors. However, emerging markets are still expected to grow in the long-term.
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FX Daily
April 01, 2014 Posted by
Most global equity markets are trading higher today, with the S&P hitting a new record.  Meanwhile, treasuries are under pressure after U.S. manufacturing releases indicated continued growth. 
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CIO Vantage Point
March 28, 2014 Posted by
The G-8 drops weight, the ECB may be freed, and large banks learn where they rank!
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Analytics; Technology
March 28, 2014 Posted by

The New Enterprise — a new way of doing business characterized by tools and technologies that utilize data, mobilize the workforce and increase collaboration throughout the organization. In our report, we examine how the nature of work is changing as businesses worldwide take advantage of on-demand access to information and collaborative tools.

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FX Daily
March 28, 2014 Posted by
The euro rose for the first time in four days versus the dollar after German consumer-price inflation slowed less than some traders anticipated
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FX Daily
March 27, 2014 Posted by
The pound climbed for a fourth day versus the dollar as a report showing U.K. retail sales increased in February more than three times as much as economists forecast,  boosting demand for Britain’s currency
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