Thursday, October 13, 2011

Default Swaps Penalize Westfield Group Most Since 2009: Australia Credit

Westfield Group is being penalized in credit markets more than global peers as the world’s biggest mall operator faces weaker sales growth in the U.S. and at home.
In Australia, data released yesterday showed consumer confidence has plunged 16.9 percent in the past year, while in the U.S. an unemployment rate over 9 percent for six months will limit retail sales growth during this year’s holiday season, the National Retail Federation said this week. For Westfield, the world’s biggest mall owner, that may increase vacancies and lower what it can charge tenants in its two biggest markets.

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