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October 1, 2012
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  • Hopes for U.S. rebound fade as global trade slips
    Key indicators signal a broad drop in the volume of global trade, undercutting the chances of exports giving the U.S. economic recovery a helping hand. The World Trade Organization forecasts a 2.5% growth in global trade this year, compared with 5% in 2011. The CPB Netherlands Bureau for Economic Policy Analysis, an agency of the Dutch government, said global trade contracted in June and July. The Wall Street Journal (10/1) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Mortgage-bond market is riddled with angst
    The $5 trillion market for mortgage-backed securities has been on a tear since the Federal Reserve announced its third round of quantitative easing. However, optimism is now starting to become pessimism as the market has given back some of its gains. Some of that is attributable to profit-taking. Still, many investors aren't ready to jump out of the market, believing the simple laws of supply and demand should prevail. The Wall Street Journal/Real Time Economics blog (9/28) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Fed's quantitative easing helps boost CMBS market
    The market for commercial mortgage-backed securities has increased since the Federal Reserve announced a third round of quantitative easing last month. For example, last week, JPMorgan Chase priced the public part of a $1 billion CMBS conduit at a spread that hasn't been this tight since 2007, which indicates sharp demand by investors for this kind of paper. Reuters (9/28) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Deutsche Bank plans to offer riskier CMBS
    Deutsche Bank AG is planning to offer commercial mortgage-backed securities that have higher risk but also carry higher ratings. The yields could be as high as 4%, according to sources. Bloomberg (9/28) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Changes to Libor administration are coming
    Governance and administration of the London Interbank Offered Rate will change, says Martin Wheatley, managing director of the U.K. Financial Services Authority. "It is essential that the conduct of a new administrator should be rigorous and transparent," Wheatley said. Authorities have yet to announce a timeline for the change. Meanwhile, regulators in Europe, Japan and the U.S. said the FSA's recommendations would provide a model for their efforts to reform interbank-lending rates. (subscription required) (9/28), Financial News Online (U.K.) (subscription required) (9/28), Financial Times (tiered subscription model) (9/28) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Real Estate Marketplace 
  • Inland American Lodging Group is acquiring boutique hotels
    Three boutique hotels under Marriott's Autograph Collection are being acquired by Inland American Lodging Group. The purchase of the Bohemian Hotel Savannah Riverfront in Savannah, Ga., has already been finalized. Inland says it expects to complete the transactions for the Grand Bohemian Hotel Orlando in Florida by December and for the Bohemian Hotel Celebration, also in Florida, by January. American City Business Journals/Chicago (9/28) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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    This year, conference sessions will connect macroeconomic data and views with the meaningful perspectives from four market segments: Health Care, Housing, Business-to-Business real estate, and Consumer-Oriented real estate. Attendees will gain understanding and insight into the opportunities, business models and economic drivers from the experienced leadership participating in the event. For more information, including the schedule and participants, visit LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Policy Watch 
  • U.S. agency will let companies know they're on SIFI radar
    The U.S. Financial Stability Oversight Council has voted to notify the companies it is considering designating systemically important. However, the FSOC said it would not release names publicly until it has finalized a list. The designation means greater supervision by the Federal Reserve and stricter liquidity and capital rules. Reuters (9/28) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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