미국의 9월 신규주택 판매가 예상외로 상승 추세를 보였습니다. 이는 현재 세계적으로 번진 금융위기를 촉발시킨 미국 주택 가격의 급락현상이 한 동안 계속된 후 나타난 현상입니다.

미국 상무부가 27일 발표한 보고서에 따르면 주택 건설업자들이 가격을 큰폭으로 하향조정한 후 미국내 신축 주택 판매는 9월 들어 2.7퍼센트 상승했습니다.

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The number of new homes sold in the United States rose unexpectedly in September, after a period of severe declines in the housing market that helped spark the current economic crisis.

Today's (Monday's) report from the Commerce Department says new home sales rose two-point-seven percent after builders slashed prices (by more than nine percent to a median price of just over 218-thousand dollars).

The latest data is sure to be examined closely by top officials of the U.S. central bank as they meet this week to consider cutting interest rates.

The Federal Reserve is widely expected to cut the key interest rate further on Wednesday.

Whatever action the Fed takes will come just before a government report on Thursday that may show the U.S. economy moving toward a recession.