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October 19, 2012
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  • "Fiscal cliff" could trigger recession, 15 CEOs warn
    The chief executives of 15 of the biggest U.S. financial companies warned in a letter to President Barack Obama and Congress that failure to head off the "fiscal cliff" could lead to a sharp rise in interest rates, a downgrade of America's credit rating and recession. JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon said he will "do whatever it takes" to persuade Congress to find a way to prevent massive spending cuts and tax increases from automatically taking effect at the beginning of next year. The Washington Post (10/18), Market News International (10/18), The Hill/On the Money blog (10/18) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Dynasty REIT debuts IPO
    Dynasty REIT has launched its yuan-denominated initial public offering in Singapore. It is seeking to raise $800 million. It is Singapore’s first floatation in the Chinese currency. Today (Singapore) (10/19) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Real Estate Marketplace 
  • Report: 2013 will be a good year for CRE
    Commercial real estate will see continued recovery in 2013 as employment improves and construction remains limited, according to a report by PwC and the Urban Land Institute. “Survey results are better than they were in 2012,” said Stephen Blank, ULI’s senior resident fellow for real estate finance. “Overall, 45 out of 51 markets scored better than they did last year.” (10/18) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • China’s commercial properties get second look by investors
    Private investors in China are turning to the country’s commercial real estate market for opportunities. At the same time, large developers and institutional investors are stepping up their interest in the country’s CRE sector as the recent market correction has made such investments more profitable. CapitaMalls Asia, for example, has raised $1 billion to invest in retail real estate there. China Daily (Beijing) (10/19) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Register Today for REITWorld 2012
    REITWorld 2012®: NAREIT's Annual Convention for All Things REIT® brings together REIT and real estate executives, investors, industry leaders, and academic experts in one setting to share their specialized knowledge and experience.

    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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  • Fed meeting is expected to be an economic checkup
    The Federal Reserve likely will take the economy's pulse during a meeting next week. Policymakers are expected to discuss the progress of their plan to buy $40 billion in mortgage-backed securities and how best to communicate the direction interest rates to the public. The Wall Street Journal (10/18) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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