Monthly Archives: July 2010

Companies Stockpiling Cash, Protecting Balance Sheets, But Hampering Economic Recovery

July 16, 2010 Nonfinancial corporations grew holdings of liquid assets 25 percent over the past two years to $1.84 trillion, the highest level on record. This trend reflects efforts by companies to protect balance sheets and reduce their reliance on credit markets for future growth. Some corporations have begun to use built-up cash for stock […]

Capital Markets Beginning to Loosen; CMBS, Life Insurance Companies Step Up Lending

July 09, 2010 Constraints on commercial real estate lending eased during the first half of 2010, a trend that should continue as more lenders re-enter the securitization market and life insurance companies pursue a broader range of deals. Unlike a year ago, financing has become available for properties over $10 million, and some lenders have […]