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August 2, 2012
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  • Treasury works on negative-rate bids, floating-rate notes
    The Treasury is looking into issuing floating-rate notes, but said it would be at least a year before such securities would launch. The department is also working to allow investors to bid on negative-rate securities, an indication that borrowing rates are expected to remain very low for awhile. Reuters (8/1) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Commercial mortgage originations increased in Q2
    Commercial and multifamily mortgage originations rose 25% in the second quarter over the same quarter in 2011, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association’s Quarterly Survey of Commercial/Multifamily Mortgage Bankers Originations. Retail and hotel loans drove much of the increase, followed by multifamily, office and health care loans. (8/1) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Electronic-trading glitch disrupts NYSE
    Technology problems at Knight Capital Group rattled U.S. stock trading and triggered a significant price swing for 150 companies listed on the New York Stock Exchange. However, NYSE said the disruption wasn't as widespread as the May 2010 flash crash. The Securities and Exchange Commission and the NYSE are looking into the possibility that it was a problem with a Knight algorithm. Forbes (8/1), The Wall Street Journal (8/1), Reuters (8/1), New Statesman (London) (8/2), Fox Business (8/1) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Kilroy Realty acquires Los Angeles asset for $79M
    Kilroy Realty has completed the acquisition of the Sunset Media Center in Los Angeles for $79 million, or $251 per square foot. David Simon, KRC's executive vice president for the Los Angeles region, said the acquisition was done with the plan of creating long-term value in the property. (8/1) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Henry: Community retail REITs steadily improving
    Community and neighborhood retail -- the asset class in which Kimco Realty specializes -- is steadily improving from the recession, David Henry, president and CEO, told Jim Cramer on CNBC's "Mad Money." "Our retailers sell the basics or discounted items." Also, he added, supply is very limited. "We have national retailers that are growing and need quality space," he said. CNBC (8/1) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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