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FX Daily
April 07, 2014 Posted by
We open the week with the USD slightly weaker against the majors as the ECB policy makers signaled that recent deflation risks in Euroland seem to be contained, reducing speculation of a fresh round of bond-buying to boost prices and economic growth.
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CIO Vantage Point; Economic Outlook
April 04, 2014 Posted by
Employment increases, ECB considers easy credit, and auto sales set post-downturn record.
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FX Daily
April 04, 2014 Posted by
Dallas Federal Reserve Bank President Richard Fisher commented yesterday that the Central Bank should not commit to 'calendar-based' policy but it instead should use guidance that will allow it to adjust for changes in economic conditions. Fisher stated, "I question if it is sound policy to remove all uncertainty or volatility from the market.”
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Advisories; FX Outlook; Global Edge; Asia
April 03, 2014 Posted by

Silicon Valley Bank's monthly FX Currency Outlook provides insight into today's foreign exchange markets and the global events that impact your cross-border transaction strategies. In this April edition we highlight China’s desire to make the RMB the world’s next global reserve currency.

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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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