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December 24, 2012
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  • FASB proposal would cause banks to set aside higher reserves
    The Financial Accounting Standards Board has proposed a rule for accounting for credit losses that would result in banks, financial firms and companies that offer financing having to increase their loan-loss reserves as much as 50% and recognize losses from nonperforming loans faster. The rule would call for them to estimate expected credit losses and set aside reserves based on those projections. The Center for Financial Research and Analysis said in a research note that the model could give companies more discretion in determining loan losses and "create a powerful earnings management tool." The Wall Street Journal/CFO Journal (tiered subscription model) (12/21), Accounting Today (12/20) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Beaudin: IndCor will continue acquisitions next year
    IndCor Properties will continue its steady pace of acquisitions in 2013, said Tim Beaudin, president and CEO of IndCor Properties, at REITWorld 2012: NAREIT's Annual Convention for All Things REIT. "The one thing you will see change is IndCor take the lead on doing some one-off acquisitions" in the range of $25 million to $75 million, he said. (12/21) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Bennett: Lodging industry halfway back to prior peak
    The lodging industry has only halfway recovered from its falloff during the Great Recession, said Monty Bennett, founder and CEO of Ashford Hospitality Trust, at REITWorld 2012: NAREIT's Annual Convention for All Things REIT. "Since the falloff was so deep, halfway back is not that great. It's not bad, but it’s not great. So, we've still got a lot of running room in this recovery." (12/21) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Kite: How Kite Realty picks which assets to sell
    Kite Realty Group aims to sell retail centers and net lease properties with lower growth profiles, said John Kite, president and CEO of Kite Realty Group Trust, at REITWorld 2012: NAREIT's Annual Convention for All Things REIT. "We've been pretty successful in selling at good numbers and redeploying the capital into new acquisition opportunities. The acquisitions have been in target markets that we like at attractive pricing." (12/23) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • ICE-NYSE merger bolsters calls for consolidation of regulators
    The proposed $8.2 billion merger between NYSE Euronext and IntercontinentalExchange has prompted renewed debate about merging the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission. "This merger just screams out for a consolidated regulator," said Jaret Seiberg, a Guggenheim Securities analyst. "History tells us that having regulation split up between multiple entities doesn't work." The Washington Post (12/21) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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