Wednesday, 08 June 2016 19:26

GDP contracts in first quarter of 2016

South Africa’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) contracted by 1.2% in the first quarter of 2016, Statistics South Africa (Stats SA) announced on Wednesday.

Founded forty years ago to house a few thousand people working on the then-new Sasol Two and Sasol Three plants in Mpumalanga, Secunda has since grown into a thriving modern town with about 300 000 residents and a complex economy of its own.

The past 10 months have been something of a mix for Texton Property Fund, with the firm’s shopping in the UK contrasted by pieces of negative news, including a falling stock and a worryingly high churn rate at the top.

The SA REIT Conference is again proving to be the gathering place for the sharpest minds in property, finance and investment, and an exciting platform for debate and interaction.

Old Mutual has held constructive discussions with National Treasury, the Reserve Bank and the Financial Services Board (FSB) over the course of its strategic review.

Tower’s wobbly share price not a true reflection of group’s meteoric rise.

Nedbank Corporate and Investment Banking (NCIB) and the Green Fund which is managed by the Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA) on behalf of the National Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA), concluded an agreement to jointly fund the development of approximately 400 affordable green housing units in the Western Cape and Gauteng Provinces.

Recent studies suggest that while the demand for affordable housing is on the rise, affordability remains a barrier for millions of South Africans in this segment, resulting in renting increasingly becoming a more feasible option than buying.

South African Real Estate Investment Trusts (SA REITs) are increasing their representation in the JSE/Actuaries All Share Top 40 Companies (ALSI 40) Index, growing their representation among South Africa’s largest listed companies.

South Africa’s unemployment rate increased to 25.5% in the third quarter of 2015, Statistics South Africa (Stats SA) said on Tuesday.

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