Listed property returns likely to beat forecasts

Today's 25 basis point increase in the repo rate is unlikely to have any impact on South Africa's listed property sector.

The slowdown of the industrial property market has started to take effect and yields on industrial property investments have started to rise.

The first quarter of 2014 saw nominal year-on-year growth in the average value of homes.

The decision by the Monetary Policy Committee to increase interest rates may be unfortunate for the commercial property sector.

Wednesday, 29 January 2014 16:53

Reserve Bank hikes repo rate to 5.5%

The Reserve Bank has hiked up the repo rate to 5.5%.

South Africa’s listed property sector can expect another interesting year in 2014 according to Redefine Properties CEO Marc Wainer, who predicts interest rates will be one of the most important underlying forces for the sector.

Listed property sector should be able to perform better next year than it did this year, even with the threat of interest rates rising.

While inflationary concerns appear in the main to be contained at present, further stimulus for the South African economy in terms of a rate cut would have been a welcome move

Friday, 22 February 2013 08:08

Downside bias in SA interest rates

Though binding supply constraints (electricity, credit access, public sector manpower) and poor export dynamics explain much of South Africa’s 2.5% subpar growth performance during 2012-2013, there is enough of a business confidence restraint to also keep demand back.

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