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FX Outlook; Startups; Technology; Venture Capital; Asia; Europe; U.S.
November 24, 2015 Posted by
European Central Bank President Mario Draghi recently announced that there are still headwinds in the region and additional accommodation may be required. First, consumer prices in the 19-member euro zone have slipped in recent months and inflation is running well below target. The second problem: the most recent forecast from the European Commission expects GDP growth at 1.6% for 2015, and about the same level for next year and 2017.
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FX Outlook; Startups; Technology; Venture Capital; Asia; Europe; U.S.
November 19, 2015 Posted by
We had a busy month for the global financial markets with plenty of elections and central bank activities to influence global asset and currency valuations. Although the U.S. dollar rallied strongly in the second half of the month, it remained within the trading ranges against the major currencies that have been in place over the last few months. Emerging market currencies traded higher on the month for the first time since earlier in the year.
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Startups; Technology; Venture Capital
November 13, 2015 Posted by
Tracy Isacke, managing director of Silicon Valley Bank's corporate relationship management group, shares her thoughts on global innovation after a startup pitch event in Bratislava, Slovakia.
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FX Outlook; Startups; Technology; Venture Capital
October 23, 2015 Posted by

While the Federal Reserve is looking to hike rates without fueling further dollar strength, the Bank of Japan (BoJ) is prepared to bring on more fire power to its quantitative easing program.

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FX Outlook; Startups; Technology; Venture Capital
October 15, 2015 Posted by
The Fed’s “no hike” announcement on September 17th came as little surprise to most. Whether it was uncertainty and volatility in the financial markets in the weeks leading up to the Fed’s decision; global investors may increasingly bring their money home. Japanese traders will return to the Japanese yen, the Europeans to the Euro, the Brits to the UK pound, and many other countries will follow suit.
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Accounting, Regulations, & Reporting; Fraud Prevention; Treasury Management; Startups; Technology; Venture Capital; Wine Industry
October 14, 2015 Posted by

Recently, SVB held a webinar on the Payment Card Industry (PCI) risks and compliance. Given all the media attention to recent security breaches, we weren’t surprised by the overwhelming interest in the topic. We had a high number of participants and great questions in our Q&A session. It seems every company wants to know if their data is safe–for good reason.

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Startups; Technology; Venture Capital
October 13, 2015 Posted by
Tracy Isacke, managing director of Silicon Valley Bank's corporate venture relationship group, discusses wearables and their potential impact. 
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FX Outlook; Global Edge; Startups; Technology; Venture Capital
September 08, 2015 Posted by
On August 24th, a day that is now being referred to in China as Black Monday, Shanghai's main share index closed down at 8.5 percent, its biggest decline since 2007.

Powerful global reaction. Traders in all financial markets around the world reacted violently to China’s sell-off and seemed to re-focus on what had been three fairly well-established and unsettling concerns: (1) a weakening economy in China; (2) falling oil prices; and (3) uncertainty with interest rate increases by the Fed.

Is the panic over or not? With the U.S. dollar on a roller coaster ride for much of August, many have lost confidence in the dollar’s underlying trend of strength.
U.S. labor data is difficult to forecast. This week’s non-farm number will be the last jobs report before the FOMC meeting (Sept 16-17).
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Capital Access; Life Science; Startups; Venture Capital
September 04, 2015 Posted by
Driven by investor confidence, healthy access to capital, and exit optionality, 2015 will mark the third consecutive year of strong activity for the healthcare sector, according to the mid-year update of Silicon Valley Bank’s Trends in Healthcare Investments and Exits.
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Advisories; Global Edge; Technology; Venture Capital; South America
July 27, 2015 Posted by
Andy Tsao, director of Latin America for Silicon Valley Bank, discusses the opportunities and challenges that exist for entrepreneurs and investors in Mexico's innovation economy in this contributed article in TechCrunch.
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