Madagascar Oil joins AIM

first_img Madagascar Oil joins AIM by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesZen HeraldNASA’s Voyager 2 Has Entered Deep Space – And It Brought Scientists To Their KneesZen Heraldmoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comAlphaCute30 Rules That All “Hells Angels” Have To FollowAlphaCuteTaonga: The Island FarmThe Most Relaxing Farm Game of 2021. No InstallTaonga: The Island FarmMoneyPailShe Was A ’90s Star, Now She Works In {State}MoneyPailDirect HealthyKate Silverton’s PartnerDirect Healthy Show Comments ▼ whatsapp KCS-content MADAGASCAR Oil will become the latest energy firm to list in London when its shares begin trading on AIM today. The firm has raised £50.5m by placing a 27.65 per cent stake with investors ahead of the float this morning, it said yesterday, translating to a total market capitalisation of around £183m. Madagascar Oil said it plans to use the money to explore and develop its five onshore oil blocks in Western Madagascar, with a focus on the Tsimiroro field, which the firm believes holds up to 965m barrels of oil resources. Chairman and chief executive Laurie Hunter said: “We are delighted that the AIM flotation of the company has been completed successfully and we now look forward to working with our new institutional shareholders and existing shareholders, whom we would like to thank for their ongoing support of the company as we continue to grow.”Madagascar, which is based in Bermuda and has offices in the US, hopes to follow in the footsteps of firms such as Energy XXI, which last week said it was planning a move to the main market after five years on the AIM. It was joined on AIM last Wednesday by Jubilant Energy, an Indian power company that raised nearly £55m through its float. ANGELA PEACESTRAND HANSONStrand Hanson is acting as nominated adviser for Madagascar during its move to AIM, while Mirabaud Securities is lead manager and joint broker and GMP Securities is joint broker. Angela Peace, a director of corporate finance at Strand Hanson, has been with Strand since 2000. She has worked with numerous AIM companies on M&A and equity transactions, and her client list includes North River Resources, Asian Plantations and Kalahari Minerals. David Altberg, a manager at Strand Hanson, qualified as a solicitor with Brechers and worked for Rosenblatt Solicitors before joining the firm in 2007. Rory Scott, a partner at Swiss broker Mirabaud, also has a wealth of experience of AIM-listed resources companies, and counts Firestone Diamonds, Chaarat Gold and African Minerals among his clients. Nick Morgan and Chris Beltgens both joined the oil and gas team at GMP Securities in January from Tristone and Macquarie respectively. whatsapp Sunday 28 November 2010 7:58 pm Tags: NULL Sharelast_img read more

Sanofi-Aventis unions call for strike action in France

first_img UNIONS at Sanofi-Aventis have called on staff in France to strike today to fight plans to cut jobs at the French drugmaker.A group of nine trade unions representing staff at Sanofi said the company was seeking to scrap 916 jobs, adding that 2,700 jobs had been cut at the company since the merger between Sanofi and Aventis in 2005.“The reality is that these job cuts are part of a vast €2bn (£1.7bn) savings plan that group management wants to achieve by 2013. All the group’s businesses are affected,” the unions said in a statement yesterday.A spokesman for Sanofi said the group had not announced any new job cuts since unveiling a reorganisation of its French commercial division last month that would lead to 575 out of 2,800 jobs going by the end of this year.The spokesman said the unions had reached the figure of 916 by adding 260 unoccupied posts, and 81 staff who will be expected to change roles. Tags: NULL KCS-content Show Comments ▼ Sanofi-Aventis unions call for strike action in France More From Our Partners Police Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgLA news reporter doesn’t seem to recognize actor Mark Currythegrio.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgFort Bragg soldier accused of killing another servicewoman over exthegrio.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgFans call out hypocrisy as Tebow returns to NFL while Kaepernick is still outthegrio.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comColin Kaepernick to publish book on abolishing the policethegrio.comWhy people are finding dryer sheets in their mailboxesnypost.comPorsha Williams engaged to ex-husband of ‘RHOA’ co-star Falynn Guobadiathegrio.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comMan on bail for murder arrested after pet tiger escapes Houston homethegrio.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comKansas coach fired for using N-word toward Black playerthegrio.comFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.com whatsapp whatsapp Tuesday 4 January 2011 7:12 pm Sharelast_img read more

LSE resumes trading after technical problem halts early trade

first_img whatsapp whatsapp Trading in British shares was halted at the open this morning with bourse operator London Stock Exchange saying it was because of technical issues.Effectively there was no early trading in UK equities until 12.15pm after the computer problems. Earlier this month the LSE moved to a faster trading platform.On Tuesday, Borsa Italiana, a unit of LSE, suspended trading for hours because of a technical glitch. John Dunne LSE resumes trading after technical problem halts early trade Share Friday 25 February 2011 3:44 am Tags: NULL Show Comments ▼ More From Our Partners Florida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.org‘The Love Boat’ captain Gavin MacLeod dies at 90nypost.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.comKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.com‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comBill Gates reportedly hoped Jeffrey Epstein would help him win a Nobelnypost.com last_img read more

Kindred launches Watch&Bet streaming player

first_img Kindred launches Watch&Bet streaming player AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter 27th April 2021 | By Marese O’Hagan Unibet will also offer a live-odds overlay while the games play out. Unibet operator Kindred has announced the launch of live streaming player Watch&Bet, which will allow Unibet customers to bet on live sports without leaving the stream. “Through thorough customer feedback capturing and innovative internal workshops, we dreamt up a grand vision of how we can transform the in-play betting experience and with this new Watch&Bet player we are one step closer towards that dream.” “The new streaming player will take the customer experience to a whole new level,” said Erik Bäcklund, chief product officer at Kindred. Regions: Europe US Tags: Kindred Group Unibet Kindred Currently, the feature is only available on Unibet’s iOS sports app with Android and web browsers to follow. Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter This month Kindred partnered with payments provider MuchBetter to allow the operator to address regulatory requirements in Europe and North America. Social responsibility Topics: Social responsibility Sports betting Problem gambling Responsible gambling Online sports betting Earlier today, Kindred announced a drop in share revenue generated from problem gambling in the first quarter of 2021. The operator hopes to achieve 0% of revenue from problem gambling by 2023. Email Address Unibet broadcasts over 85,000 sports and 100,000 racing events globally every year.last_img read more

Etienne Botha tribute – 1979 – 2005

first_imgFriday Sep 7, 2007 Etienne Botha tribute – 1979 – 2005 On the day that we celebrate the start of the greatest showpiece in world rugby, we think back to two years ago and the tragic incident that shocked the nation and the rugby community worldwide.On the 7th September 2005 one of South Africa’s most prolific try scorers died tragically in a car accident just outside of Pretoria, ironically, on Botha Avenue.Etienne Botha was a young center who was probably at the height of his career at the time. Playing for the Bulls, Botha was a devastating runner with tremendous skill and quick feet. He dazzled the Loftus faithful for years with his exciting bursts of acceleration and eye for the gap.He unfortunately never got a call up from the Springbok coach, but I feel if he was still alive, by now he would have. Who knows, perhaps he’d be over in France with the Bok squad right now.This compilation clip shows some of the tries he scored in his time as a professional player. 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Leinster finish with Rainbow flourish as fans attend RDS for first time in 16 months Retiring duo Scott Fardy and Michael Bent bowed out on a winning note as Leinster finished the Rainbow Cup with a victory over Dragons. Etienne Botha tribute – 1979 – 2005 | RugbyDump – Rugby News & Videos RugbyDump Home RugbyDump Academy Store About Contact Legal Privacy Policy Cookie Policy Categories Latest Great Tries Big Hits & Dirty Play See It To Believe It Funnies Training Videos Player Features RugbyDump Home RugbyDump Academy Store About Contact Sitemap Categories Latest Great Tries Big Hits & Dirty Play See It To Believe It Funnies Training Videos Player Features Legal Privacy Policy Cookie Policy Sign In Username or Email Password Stay logged in Forgot password Thank you for registering Click here to login Register Register now for RugbyDump commenting & enewsletter. * Required fields. 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Avalon House / ArchiBlox

first_imgShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/796042/avalon-house-archiblox Clipboard CopyHouses•Avalon Beach, Australia Year:  Projects Australia Area:  106 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Architects: ArchiBlox Area Area of this architecture project Photographs Photographs:  Michael Wickham, Tom Ross Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Save this picture!© Michael Wickham+ 21 Share Manufacturers: Big Ass Fans, Beacon Lighting, Knauf, Plaka, T&G, ThermannCity:Avalon BeachCountry:AustraliaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Michael WickhamRecommended ProductsDoorsSky-FrameInsulated Sliding Doors – Sky-Frame ArcWoodBruagBalcony BalustradesEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreDoorsSaliceSliding Door System – Slider S20Text description provided by the architects. Beyond ArchiBlox’s speedy construction time of 6 weeks, prefab suited the clients desire to tread lightly on the land with the Avalon House project.Save this picture!© Tom RossWith modular building the impact on the surrounding environment is heavily reduced during construction. The dwelling is outfitted with a number of green features, including a living roof that minimises rainwater runoff and solar penetration. The green roof also acts as a thermal mass, an east-west orientation that allows cross-ventilation.Save this picture!© Michael WickhamAvalon House is beautifully wrapped in FSC certified external blackbutt hardwood timber milled from sustainably forestry methods. By fabricating off-site, ArchiBlox also had careful control over material usage with minimal wastage.Save this picture!Floor PlanAs with any buildings procurement, it’s not so much about the construction methodology that would affect the relationship with sustainability but more the direction of the architect and the client’s appetite.Save this picture!© Tom RossThe major consideration for any sustainable response falls on the siting of the building, i.e. in the southern hemispheres opening up the windows to the north and reduction to the south. Once this is achieved, there are numerous other techniques that can be incorporated which may steadily increase the project budgets and, as such, the client’s appetite.Save this picture!© Tom RossAt ArchiBlox they believe that they have the ability of educating their clients to best maximise their sustainable response to their particular site. With this particular project, the main facades face north and given the type of footings used with this particular project, reduction of water flow across the site was a consideration with its proximity to the cliff edge and potential erosion. Building with a concrete slab or strip footings would have been problematic as would have created a barrier to water flow.Save this picture!© Michael WickhamProject gallerySee allShow lessInterLumi Panama 2017EventSingapore Architours 2016Event Sharecenter_img CopyAbout this officeArchiBloxOfficeFollowProductsWoodSteel#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesAvalon BeachAustraliaPublished on September 26, 2016Cite: “Avalon House / ArchiBlox” 26 Sep 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogShowershansgroheShower MixersEducational3MProjection Screen Whiteboard FilmPartitionsSkyfoldWhere to Increase Flexibility in SchoolsLinoleum / Vinyl / Epoxy / UrethaneTerrazzo & MarbleTerrazzo in The Gateway ArchSkylightsLAMILUXGlass Skylight FE PassivhausConcreteKrytonSmart ConcreteMetallicsTrimoMetal Panels for Roofs – Trimoterm SNVWire MeshGKD Metal FabricsMetal Fabric in Kansas City University BuildingGlassDip-TechDigital Ceramic Curved Glass PrintingMetallicsRHEINZINKZinc Roof Systems – Double Lock Standing SeamChairs / StoolsFreifrauBarstool – OnaSealants / ProtectorsWoodenha IndustriesFireproofing System for Wood Cladding – BIME®More products »Read commentsSave想阅读文章的中文版本吗?阿瓦隆之家 / ArchiBlox是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Houses “COPY” “COPY” ArchDaily Avalon House / ArchiBloxSave this projectSaveAvalon House / ArchiBlox ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/796042/avalon-house-archiblox Clipboard Avalon House / ArchiBlox 2015last_img read more

Charity sector ‘most popular’ with returning mothers

first_imgCharity sector ‘most popular’ with returning mothers AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  23 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Recruitment / people Recruitment service Women Like Us reports that women returning to work after having a baby are most likely to choose to work in the charity sector. The not-for-profit agency, set up in June 2005, says that 44% of employers who have used it are from the voluntary sector, compared to 19 per cent from the public sector.Emma Stwart, director of Women Like Us, attributes the voluntary sector’s popularity with returning mothers to the sector’s approach to flexible working. She told Third Sector magazine: “Charities as employers are more comfortable than most with offering flexible work, which puts them in a good position to benefit frmo this untapped talent poolr of women returners.” Advertisementcenter_img Howard Lake | 5 March 2006 | News Women Like Us serves central and north London. It has found recruiting from the school gate to be particularly effective. About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

Court clears journalist facing 15-year jail sentence

first_imgcc: Attorney General Abdel Maguid Mahmoud Less press freedom than ever in Egypt, 10 years after revolution November 23, 2010 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Court clears journalist facing 15-year jail sentence News EgyptMiddle East – North Africa Al Jazeera journalist Mahmoud Hussein back home after four years in prison Mr. Mamdouh Mohy Al Din MareyMinister of JusticeJustice BldgMagles El Shaab StreetCairo Detained woman journalist pressured by interrogator, harassed by prison staff EgyptMiddle East – North Africa Help by sharing this information News News Follow the news on Egypt Reporters Without Borders, an international press freedom organisation, would like to draw your attention to the case of Allam Abdel Ghaffar, a journalist who was sentenced to 15 years in prison by a court in the Cairo suburb of Gizeh on 23 October.Mr. Ghaffar wrote an investigative report about alleged irregularities at VACSERA, a manufacturer of vaccines and biological products, that was published in the weekly Al-Yom Al-Sabi on 30 March. The newspaper issued a correction at once when it emerged that documents that Mr. Ghaffar had used to support the report’s allegations were forged.Mr. Ghaffar had been unable to verify the authenticity of the documents and their provenance in the absence of a legislative framework clearly regulating access to information and its circulation. The real crime was the forging of the documents (whatever the purpose), not the unintentional dissemination of false information based on them.Moreover, the general principles of law have not been respected in this case. No account was taken of the right of defence. Unaware that the trial was taken place, Mr. Ghaffar was unable to hire a lawyer to defend himself. The verdict and sentence were issued in his absence.The principle of proportionality between offence and penalty was nor respected either. Found guilty of a crime for which he was not responsible, Mr. Ghaffar was given a 15-year sentence although the relevant jurisprudence establishes a five-year sentence for proven cases of deliberate dissemination of false information.In view of the disproportionate nature of the sentence and the serious irregularities that marked the trial, Reporters Without Borders urges you to use your power to have Mr. Ghaffar’s conviction quashed. Dear Justice Minister, center_img News Reporters Without Borders hails the decision by a criminal court in the Cairo suburb of Gizeh on 21 November to acquit Allam Abdel Ghaffar, a reporter for the daily Youm7, of charges of disseminating false information and forging documents.At a hearing on 24 October, the court’s prosecutor had called for 15-year jail sentence for Ghaffar, who was never given a chance to defend himself in court.Reporters Without Borders sent an open letter to justice minister Mamdouh Mohhieddeen Mari on 24 October describing the charges as baseless and the sentence as disproportionate, and calling for the prosecution to be withdrawn. (More information: http://en.rsf.org/egypt-journalist-gets-15-year-jail-28-10-2010,38688.html).———-28/10/2010Disproportionate sentenceJournalist gets 15-year jail sentence after illegal trialReporters Without Borders sent an open letter today to justice minister Mamdouh Mohieddine Mari urging him to ensure that journalist Allam Abdel Ghaffar’s conviction is quashed. Ghaffar was sentenced last weekend to 15 years in prison on charges of disseminating false information and forging documents. He was unaware that the trial was taking place. We thank you in advance for the attention you give to this request. Receive email alerts to go further Jean-François JulliardSecretary-General February 6, 2021 Find out more Organisation RSF_en Paris, 27 October 2010 February 1, 2021 Find out more Respectfully, January 22, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Government drops deportation threat against New York Times correspondent

first_img The Brazilian government restored the journalist’s visa of New York Timesreporter Larry Rohter on 14 May, dropping its threat to expel him forwriting about President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva’s drinking habits. Thejustice ministry said it acted after receiving a letter from Rohter’slawyers saying he had not meant to offend the president.Ler a versão portuguesa May 13, 2021 Find out more Organisation to go further RSF_en BrazilAmericas 15 May 2004The Brazilian government restored the journalist’s visa of New York Timesreporter Larry Rohter on 14 May, dropping its threat to expel him forwriting about President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva’s drinking habits. Thejustice ministry said it acted after receiving a letter from Rohter’slawyers saying he had not meant to offend the president.__________________________________________________________________________________13 May 2004Reporters Without Borders protests against expulsion of New York Times correspondentReporters Without Borders has protested after the Brazilian justice ministry said it was expelling New York Times correspondent Larry Rohter after he wrote an article about the president’s alleged heavy drinking.The international press freedom organisation called on the authorities to “see reason” and cancel the order.Reporters Without Borders said in a letter to the president, “We are surprised by this decision which is unworthy of a democratic regime. Moreover there is a risk that it will damage your image abroad more than the contents of the offending article.” “Libel issues should be decided in the courts. This type of authoritarian measure will not resolve anything,” it said. “Brazil proves nothing by expelling Larry Rohter. It could also lead to self-censorship on the part of foreign press correspondents who now know they could be at risk of expulsion when referring to the president,” it added. Reporters Without Borders asked for an appointment to Brazilian ambassador in France.The justice minister announced the expulsion of Rohter on 11 May 2004 following the publication in the paper on 9 May of an article headlined, “Brazilian Leader’s Tippling Becomes National Concern”.Rohter wrote that, “Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva has never hidden his fondness for a glass of beer, a shot of whiskey or, even better, a slug of cachaça, Brazil’s potent sugar-cane liquor. But some of his countrymen have begun wondering if their president’s predilection for strong drink is affecting his performance in office.” In an official note, the justice minister said, “The presence of the author of the offending article on national territory is improper”. He added that Rohter’s visa had been cancelled. He has eight days to leave the country. The expulsion was justified by the fact the article was, “flippant, lying and damaging to the integrity of the president of the Federal Republic of Brazil and the image of the country.”The New York Times carried a letter from the Brazilian ambassador to the United States on 11 May in which he expressed his “perplexity and indignation” considering it surprising and regrettable that TheTimes should have given credit to such an offensive and totally unfounded story.” The same day the daily said it stood by its allegations. A spokesman for the newspaper told Agence France-Presse that it believed the article to be correct.Executive editor Bill Keller said in the online version of the paper on 12 May that if Brazil “intends to expel a journalist for writing an article that offended the president, that would raise serious questions about Brazil’s professed commitment to freedom of expression and a free press.” Reporters Without Borders points out that Brazil had more serious press freedom problems such as the murders at the end of April 2004 of radio journalists Samuel Roman and José Carlos Araújo.On 20 April, Roman, owner of the radio station Conquista, was killed in Coronel Sapucaia, a small town in southern Mato Grosso do Sul State on the border with Paraguay. He had exposed drug trafficking and criminal activity rampant in the region and among local politicians. Three suspects have been arrested. Four days later, José Carlos Araújo, of Radio Timbaúba FM, was murdered in a small town in Pernambuco State in the north-east. His killer was arrested. 2011-2020: A study of journalist murders in Latin America confirms the importance of strengthening protection policies April 27, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information BrazilAmericas Receive email alerts Reports May 15, 2004 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Government drops deportation threat against New York Times correspondent News News RSF begins research into mechanisms for protecting journalists in Latin America Follow the news on Brazil News Alarm after two journalists murdered in Brazil April 15, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Rising Rates, Squeezed Supply Have Housing Industry’s Attention

first_img in Daily Dose, Featured, Journal, Market Studies, News  Print This Post Rising Rates, Squeezed Supply Have Housing Industry’s Attention Tagged with: GSE Reform Interest rates inventory shortages Moody’s Moody’s Investors Service Optimism Optimism Survey Survey Home / Daily Dose / Rising Rates, Squeezed Supply Have Housing Industry’s Attention Sign up for DS News Daily GSE Reform Interest rates inventory shortages Moody’s Moody’s Investors Service Optimism Optimism Survey Survey 2018-04-13 Alison Rich Today’s rising interest rates have some market participants concerned, according to Moody’s Investors Service. The survey reports that crimped housing supply, coupled with the higher cost to borrow, is chipping away at optimism. Some participants, however, feel that conditions in their housing-related domains are going seriously downhill, Moody’s notes.For the second year in a row, in tandem with its annual U.S. Housing and Housing Finance Conference, Moody’s surveyed debt issuers spanning a variety of industries exposed to the housing space. The company’s survey includes 86 answers from issuers in corporate finance (homebuilders), financial institutions (mortgage lenders and insurers), public finance (housing finance agencies), and structured finance (RMBS issuers and single-family/multifamily REITs).“Tightening housing supply and increasing interest rates will have the biggest effect on issuers as they drive up the cost of homeownership—issuers expect more substantial price increases than last year—and potentially shut out many first-time homebuyers,” Moody’s reported.Besides housing supply (a new category for 2018), the other most pressing concern on industry members’ minds is demographics, Moody’s says.“Market participants expect demographics to become a more significant driver of industry conditions over the short- and long-term as millennials entering the housing market and downsizing baby boomers compete for the same smaller homes and rentals,” Moody’s reported.Amid moderating concerns over tax rates and regulatory issues, the company notes, issuers feel that visibility in their industries is “medium to good.” This is a positive marketplace barometer, indicating issuers feel upbeat about the ability to move their companies in the right direction in the foreseeable future.As for GSE reform, most respondents don’t expect it to happen until the next presidential election. “Ninety-one percent of respondents feel that at least one of the two GSEs—Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac—will survive any reform measures, while 34 percent feel that there will be no government guaranty on conforming mortgages,” the survey reported. Alison Rich has a long-time tenure in the writing and editing realm, touting an impressive body of work that has been featured in local and national consumer and trade publications spanning industries and audiences. She has worked for DS News and MReport magazines—both in print and online—since they launched. Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago About Author: Alison Rich Related Articles Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days agocenter_img Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Previous: Streamlining Banking Processes Next: Maintaining Middle-Income Housing Supply The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Share Save April 13, 2018 2,023 Views Subscribelast_img read more