Macquarie CountryWide Trust (MCW)

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Engaged in investing funds on big groceries and shopping centres worldwide, Macquarie CountryWide Trust (MCW) operates mainly as an investment trust company in Australia, New Zealand and the US and is managed by the Macquarie CountryWide Management under the real estate division of the Macquarie Bank Group. Aside from investing on groceries and shopping centres, MCW also invests on buildings and lands including equipment and integral part for the purpose of generating income from lease and rentals. MCW was listed on the Australian Stock Exchange on the 15th of November 1995.

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Australian REIT Monthly

Here is an update on the Australian REIT Monthly (April 2008) provided by Australian market analyst UBS

Australian REIT Monthly

Month in review - April 2008
April 2008: Slight relative underperformance but in the black:

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