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October 25, 2012
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  • CEOs call for spending cuts, more tax revenue to reduce deficit
    The CEOs of more than 80 of America's biggest and best-known companies have made a joint appeal to Congress to bring the U.S. deficit under control with a combination of spending cuts and increased tax revenue. The proposal is at odds with the arguments of other business groups that avoid the politically sensitive matter of raising taxes. The Wall Street Journal (10/25) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Another $2.1 billion in CMBS hits the market
    There is $2.1 billion in commercial mortgage-backed bonds currently on the market as Wall Street banks step up issuances. Barclays, UBS, Cantor Fitzgerald, Deutsche Bank and NorthStar Realty are among the banks marketing CMBS. Demand is high for these securities because of the low interest rate environment. Bloomberg Businessweek (10/24) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Fed promises to stick with stimulus efforts
    The Federal Reserve's Open Market Committee said it will continue stimulus efforts, saying the U.S. economic recovery is too weak to significantly reduce unemployment without help from the central bank. "The committee is concerned that, without further policy accommodation, economic growth might not be strong enough to generate sustained improvement in labor market conditions," the committee said. The New York Times (tiered subscription model) (10/24) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Chamberlain: Vacancy rates, values will still be an issue next year
    Vacancy rates, staffing issues and asset values will still be issues for office owners next year, says Henry Chamberlain, president of office sector industry group BOMA International. “Corporate space users are really looking at downsizing in some ways to drive away cost," he said. Staffing has also become a problem as competing firms poach good talent. (10/23) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Ng: Malaysia REITs are poised for growth
    Malaysia can expect to see more REITs enter the market, Sunway REIT Management CEO Datuk Jeffrey Ng predicts. He hopes to see Malaysia rival the big three in Asia -- Japan, Singapore and Hong Kong -- for REIT listings. "We wish to see the entry of REIT players that are backed by size, good quality assets and reputable promoters to grow M-REITs to the top three REITs market in the region," he said. Bernama (Malaysian National News Agency) (10/25) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Hearing might prove crucial for future Libor cases
    In a preliminary hearing, Barclays will face a claim for damages from a care-home operator that alleges mis-selling of swaps by the bank because of manipulation of the London Interbank Offered Rate. Thousands of small U.K. companies think they were mis-sold swaps, and a ruling against Barclays could open the floodgates. Monday's hearing will determine whether the allegation has enough merit to go to trial. Reuters (10/24) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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