Credit unions get busy with commercial lending

July 12, 2011

Credit unions are expanding to fill a void in business lending left by banks since the financial crisis. As banks have been slow to start lending again, credit unions have gotten a head start

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Commercial Real Estate Debt Levels Fall — Again

March 18, 2011

The level of commercial mortgage debt fell by $12.1 billion during the last three months of 2010, marking the fifth straight quarter that the amount of debt backing commercial real estate has fallen, according to data released Thursday by the Mortgage Bankers Association

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Markets Should Prepare for Higher Inflation, Interest Rates

January 30, 2011

Commodity prices have been surging in recent months. In 2010, the global Commodity Price Index for fuel (energy) climbed 21%, for food 27% and for industrial inputs, including raw materials and metal, a whopping 31%. Yet headline inflation and core prices, excluding food and energy in the United States, have been tame, up just 1.1% and 0.8%, respectively. And in November the Fed was worried about deflation. So, where does the disconnect lie?

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