Tuesday, 14 September 2010

Dubai gets out of debt and restructuring accepted.

Dubai Worls has received formal agreement from over 99 per cent by value and approximately 99 per cent by number of its creditor banks to its restructuring proposal. “This formal agreement also marks the support of the creditors to the separation of Nakheel from Dubai World. The Government of Dubai continues to focus on Nakheel and is pleased with the significant progress achieved by the company to date in discussions with its creditors,”  so it is said.

Well the recovery continues.  this is indeed good news.

Friday, 10 September 2010


What an amazing day and date - the same interest rate as the 20th August 1979 - Gill Marcus you beauty. 
Marcus revealed the following before announcing her decision:

• Domestic inflation has moderated;
• Growth expected to remain low;
• Inflation to average 4.8% in 2012;
• Food prices remain benign;
• Inflation expected to be at 3.7% Q3 2010;
• CPI to average 5.1% in final quarter of 2012;
• Fears of reverse recession have diminished but risks still remain;
• Bank does not target exchange rates;
• Policy rates to remain low in developed economies;
• Rand main downside risk to inflation;
• Inflation moderated more than expected;
• Bond flows show fundamental shift;
• Growth to moderate further in H2;
• Domestic economic growth declined in Q2 in 2010, due to contraction in mining sector; growth in second half to be moderate;
• Consumers still constrained by debt;
• Household consumption may moderate; will be constrained by increased unemployment;
• Banks forecast of GDP growth has declined moderately to 2.8% in 2010;
• Impact of World Cup expenditure unclear at the moment;
• Underlying credit extension remains weak;
• Wage settlements main inflation risk and may affect employment;
• Growth to reach 3.2% in 2011;
• Low interest rate and inflation to support consumer;
• Increase productivity is needed;
• Administered prices place upside pressures on inflation outlook;
• Rand is stronger than anticipated.

So this is what it looks like thanks to Globalfundi our mortgage originators.