Tuesday, January 08, 2013

Wednesday: Mall Vacancy Rate

by Bill McBride on 1/08/2013 09:10:00 PM

Over there ... from the NY Times: Unemployment Rises to New High in Euro Zone

The euro zone jobless rate rose to 11.8 percent in November from 11.7 percent in October, according to Eurostat, the statistical agency of the European Union. Eurostat estimated that 18.8 million people in the euro zone were unemployed in November, two million more than a year earlier.

... on Tuesday, the Federal Statistics Office in Berlin said that German exports declined 3.4 percent while imports slid 3.7 percent in November from a month earlier. The weakness narrowed Germany’s trade surplus to €14.6 billion ...
Austerity at work. The beatings will continue until morale improves.

Wednesday economic releases:
• Early: Reis Q4 2012 Mall survey of rents and vacancy rates. In Q3 Reis reported the regional mall vacancy rate declined to 8.7%, from 8.9% in Q2. The vacancy rate peaked at 9.4% in Q3 2011. For Neighborhood and Community malls (strip malls), the vacancy rate was unchanged at 10.8% in Q3. For strip malls, the vacancy rate peaked at 11.0% in Q2 2011.

• At 7:00 AM ET, the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) will release the results for the mortgage purchase applications index.

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