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October 30, 2012
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  • Closure of U.S. markets reverberates in Europe: Hurricane-related market closures Monday in New York, which are expected to extend into today, are cutting sharply into trading volumes in Europe, revealing the trendsetting status of US markets. "European markets are looking for direction in the absence of Wall Street being there to provide it," said Richard Hunter, head of equities at Hargreaves Lansdown. "The market closure could extend out [today], or even Wednesday, depending on the severity of the storm. Uncertainty and the costs it will bring will not help matters." Financial News Online (U.K.) (subscription required) (10/29), Bloomberg Businessweek (10/29), The Wall Street Journal/Dow Jones Newswires (10/29) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
10 ways to inspire creativity in your staff.
Fostering creative business practices isn't as hard as it seems and can lead to smart solutions. Use these ten techniques to help inspire and encourage creativity in your staff. Read the article and learn 10 ways to get the creative juices flowing.

  Capital Markets 
  • Sandy reportedly forces CMBS pricing delay
    Superstorm Sandy has prompted Wall Street dealers to delay pricings on almost $3 billion of commercial mortgage bonds, sources said. “This will be a minor interruption” for CMBS deals, said Christopher Sullivan of the United Nations Federal Credit Union in New York. “There’s nothing that should affect investor sentiment.” The Wall Street Journal/Developments blog (10/29) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
Building Workplace Trust 2015
Interaction Associates' 6th annual research study tracking trust on the job, Building Workplace Trust, is out, and more than half of employees surveyed give their organizations low marks for trust and leadership. Yet this year's findings again point to how high trust leads to better outcomes and financial results — and even boosts innovation.

  Investment News 
Transformational Journeys: Modern Business Planning
Harvard Business Review explores why CFO's and their finance organizations must adapt to the changing landscape of their markets and how big data, organizational collaboration, and new cloud-based planning and analysis technologies are driving successful change.
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  Real Estate Marketplace 
  • Vornado sells 4 buildings in D.C., Philadelphia
    Vornado Realty Trust has sold four assets in the Washington, D.C., area and Philadelphia for a total of $186 million. It sold three office buildings in Fairfax, Va., for $126 million. It sold a building on Philadelphia's Market Street for $60 million. (10/29) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Taubman Centers sees tenant sales per square foot rise 6.2%
    Taubman Centers' third-quarter operating results included a record for the REIT -- its 12-month trailing retail center tenant sales per square foot reached $681. For the quarter, retail center tenant sales per square foot increased 6.2%. Much of the growth is fueled by Taubman's push into Asia. (10/29) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Malaysia's REIT market in growth mode
    Malaysia's REIT market is quickly growing and is now the fourth-largest market in Asia with a market capitalization of $8 billion, according to Asia Pacific Real Estate Association CEO Peter Mitchell. There is room for some improvement, he adds. "One challenge for Malaysia is liquidity and the size of some of the REITs." Star Publications (Malaysia) (10/30) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
How to Achieve IT Agility: A Survival Guide for IT Decision Makers
When business teams add new apps and services to already-strained networks, IT departments are accountable for making everything work. Is your team ready for this challenge? Read this eGuide to learn how IT teams are automating their networks, why they're utilizing Ethernet fabrics and SDN, and what success looks like as they regain network control and business relevance.

  NAREIT News 
  • 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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  Policy Watch 
  • G-20 is asked to hold E.U. and U.S. accountable on Basel III
    With the U.S. and the EU home to 23 of 29 banks regarded as systemically important, global regulators called on Group of 20 nations to demand the reason Washington and Brussels have seen fit to dilute key parts of Basel III rules. The Basel Committee on Banking Supervision emphasised a need for consistent implementation worldwide in substance and according to an agreed timetable. The committee also said it will look into different ways banks calculate risk. Bloomberg (10/29), Reuters (10/29), The Wall Street Journal (10/29) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops."
--Henry Adams,
American journalist, historian, academic and novelist

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