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Monday, September 26, 2011

Europe: A few key dates

by Calculated Risk on 9/26/2011 10:21:00 PM

To help keep track ...
• There is a vote on Tuesday in Greece concerning the new property tax around 12 PM ET (there will be protests too). I think this also includes some cuts in public sector too.

• Prime Minister George Papandreou will be in Germany on Tuesday for a meeting with Chancellor Angela Merkel.

• The "troika" inspectors (EU-IMF-ECB) will not return until the new legislation is passed.

• The EU Finance Ministers meet on Monday, October 3rd, and there is very little time for the inspectors to complete their work and still allow the Finance Ministers to vote on the release of the next loan installment. Greece needs the disbursement by mid-October to meet their obligations through the end of the year.

• On Thursday, the German Parliament will vote on increasing the European Financial Stability Facility (EFSF) according to the agreement reached on July 21st.

On August Home Sales:
New Home Sales decline slightly in August
• Last week: Existing Home Sales in August: 5.0 million SAAR, 8.5 months of supply
• Graph Galleries: New Home Sales and Existing Home Sales