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Saturday 22nd of August 2009

News Tag: positive

August 16, 2009

Japan could be emerging from recession

by Kay Murchie
Japan is set to release GDP figures tomorrow with analysts predicting growth of 1% during the April to June period. After four consecutive quarter-on-quarter contractions, positive growth would mean the recession is over in Japan. Last week, figures revealed that Hong Kong had emerged from recession after the economy grew 3.3% in the second quarter. Furthermore, it followed the news that Singapore, France ...

June 1, 2009

Building societies anticipate positive 2009

by David Masters
Building societies anticipate positive 2009
Over half of UK building societies believe 2009 will be a positive year and that the economy will continue to improve in 2010. In a poll by the Buildings Societies Association (BSA), 55% of building society chief executives expressed high hopes for the year ahead. The majority also said consumers continue to trust building societies despite the credit crunch. However, building society bosses also believe ...

December 18, 2008

BSA survey reveals shift in housing market sentiment

by Gill Montia
BSA survey reveals shift in housing market sentiment
The Building Societies Association (BSA) has published the results of its latest Property Tracker survey, which indicate that more people believe that now is a good time to buy a home. Forty-six per cent of those surveyed were, to some extent, positive about making a purchase, compared with 34% in September and 27% in July. Fifteen per cent strongly disagreed with ...