Monday, 02 July 2012 12:52

Rate cut on the cards?

With the global credit crisis and the continuation of sovereign bail-outs, it appears that uncertainty remains the only certainty. And coupled to low economic  growth, global interest rates are set to remain at historic low levels for longer than was thought perhaps only a few weeks ago. Similarly for SA, we can expect the low interest rate cycle to ride for a little longer which is ultimately good for direct and listed property. Pointing to mortgage advaces, some are suggesting that rates will in fact come down further

Wednesday, 13 June 2012 00:00

South Africa: barely into cyclical recovery

One couldn’t possibly be too careful. Three years into recovery and the European crisis hanging over us like a Sword of Damocles, with media reports this month of bankers calling the bottom of their credit impairment cycle as their book growth is starting to create renewed increases in portfolio provisions, some are looking out for the next recession while others may just want to turn cautious naturally.

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Killarney Mall owner Octodec has posted a small drop in distributions to 65c for the six months to February, from 65.1c in the first half of last year.

Wednesday, 06 April 2011 02:00

Witbank Spar Centre to be auctioned

Auction Alliance will take an income-producing Witbank shopping centre with a Super Spar as its anchor tenant, to auction on April 14. The Spar’s lease is set to expire in 2016.

Tuesday, 22 September 2009 02:00

Vukile raises R250m via securitisation

Vukile Property Fund has raised R250m through Vukile Investment Property Securitisation to reduce the cost of funding its commercial property investment.

Wednesday, 21 December 2005 02:00

Listed property roundup

Listed property roundup.

Hyprop currently has an offer out on SA Retail. Lindsay Williams gets Simon Pearse, chief executive of competitor Marriott Property Services (Martprop) on the line about that offer

Monday, 18 April 2005 02:00

Octodec interim distribution up by 9%

Octodec Investments Limited announced an interim distribution of 31,6 cents per linked unit for the six-month period ended 28 February 2005.

One of the biggest problems facing the South African construction industry is a 'massive' shortage of labour skills

Tuesday, 29 March 2005 02:00

Are SA Listed Yields Still OK

Earnings growth potential remains critical to the health of the listed property sector.

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