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  • Q4 experiences small increase in expected inflation

    The market expects inflation to average 2.01 percent in the next 10 years. The TIPS spread increased 11 basis points since the end of the third quarter.

  • San Diego Sectors increase in Q4

    The Bloomberg San Diego Recreation and Hospitality Index showed the largest increase in the fourth quarter ended Dec. 31, increasing 18.3 percent to 109.27.

  • Local banks show signs of improvement

    While the U.S. economy continues a pace of modest growth, local banks are holding steady or showing signs of improvement over previous quarters.

  • Expert Insights: Interest rate forecast for 2012

    The Daily Transcript asked four banking leaders if they expect interest rates to rise at all this year, and if they see any implications or issues with the continued record-low rates. Here’s what they had to say:

  • Year starts off with several mergers, acquisitions

    Los Angeles-based bank holding company Grandpoint Capital Inc. had a busy start to 2012, completing its merger with Regents Bancshares and entering into definitive agreements to acquire both California Community Bank (OTCBB: CABK) of San Diego and Bank Capital Corp. of Arizona.

  • Derivatives, Volcker Rule top 2012’s new Dodd-Frank regulations

    When the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act was passed in the summer of 2010, it promised to impose a series of new regulations on financial markets many years into the future. The majority of the bill was unwritten at the time, instead setting deadlines for various agencies to write various rules on a range of issues.

  • San Diego’s per-deal VC dollars were up in 2011; will 2012 follow suit?

    Those who watch San Diego’s venture capital trends say it’s tough to predict what 2012 might hold. If this year is anything like last, maybe there will be fewer deals worth more dollars. Maybe the anticipated Facebook initial public offering will spark some excitement among investors. And maybe local incubators will buoy San Diego companies in a way that sets the region apart from the rest of the nation.

  • Signs indicate recovery may be finally arriving

    The end of 2011 and the start of the new year has brought a flurry of economic reports suggesting, at long last, the elusive recovery may finally be at hand. Of course, there are still reasons to remain cautious.

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