Our Firstrand expectation is for a 25 basis point interest rate cut in the SARB’s Repo Rate, when its Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) meeting concludes on Wednesday. Should this happen, it would lower the Repo Rate to 6.5%, and the Prime Lending Rate of banks to 10%.

CHICAGO, February 7, 2018 — Jones Lang LaSalle Incorporated today reported operating performance for the full year and fourth quarter of 2017.

“It was a stable start to the New Year with the Reserve Bank today announcing no change in the repo rate at the conclusion of its Monetary Policy Committee meeting, as forecast by various market commentators,” says Dr Andrew Golding, CEO of the Pam Golding Property group.

RDI, the FTSE 250 income focused UK-REIT, announces the acquisition of an 80% interest in a portfolio of four established, strategically located and high quality flexible offices in Central London from Forum Partners, Kailong Group and Office Space in Town (“OSIT”). 

Standard & Poor's Global Ratings has again downgraded SA's foreign and local currency ratings by one notch each to BB and BB+ respectively.

JSE diversified REIT, Dipula Income Fund (Dipula), has overcome tough macro-economic conditions to post a 5.8% increase in combined dividends per share for the year to August 2017, driven entirely by organic growth. 

Rebosis Property Fund, the JSE’s first listed black-managed REIT, sustained solid distribution growth for the year ended 31 August 2017. 

Third quarter statistics (Q3 2017) from ooba, South Africa’s leading bond originator, show nominal positive growth of 3.3% on Q3 2016 in the average House Purchase Price.

Real estate consulting firm, JLL South Africa, has released its Q2 2017 research reports of the industrial markets in Johannesburg and Durban, the office markets in Johannesburg, Durban and Cape Town and synopsis of the South African retail market.

Thursday, 21 September 2017 22:22

John Loos comments on the unchanged Repo Rate

SARB leaves Repo Rate unchanged after only 1 x 25 basis point cut in the current cutting cycle. Weak consumer confidence likely to remain, and shift to a more cautious consumer expected to continue says John Loos, Household and Property Sector Strategist.

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