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Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Macy's Sharply Reduces 2009 Planned Capital Expenditures

by Calculated Risk on 11/12/2008 12:10:00 PM

From an 8-K SEC filing this morning:

"In recognition of the weak economy, we reduced our budget for 2009 capital expenditures from approximately $1 billion to a range of $550 million to $600 million, compared with approximately $950 million in 2008."
Terry J. Lundgren, Macy's, Nov 12, 2008
This significant reduction in 2009 capital expenditures appears widespread (many companies are announcing reduced CapEx for 2009) - and this will hit non-residential investment in both structures and equipment. This is another blow for commercial real estate.