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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; Economic Outlook
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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Public Policy; Cleantech; Life Science; Startups; Technology; U.S.
March 25, 2014 Posted by

In Silicon Valley Bank’s Innovation Economy Outlook 2014 survey, we asked executives what they see in today’s patent system and what they think of different reforms Congress is considering. In this patent report, we’ve summarized what we heard from more than 1,000 executives of leading software, healthcare, hardware and cleantech companies across the United States. We also offer our views, as bankers who work closely with many of these companies, on the principles that should guide Congress as it moves forward. Among our Findings: Companies across the U.S. innovation economy use patents. Software companies are less likely to rely on the patent system. Most of the suits are coming from non-practicing entities. Download the Full Report (PDF)

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FX Daily
March 24, 2014 Posted by
The Chinese yuan climbed the most in more than two years as the central bank strengthened the reference rate for the first time in five days.
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