PROPERTY: ChristieÂ’s Real Estate Sees BRIC Countries As a Platform
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According to Chief Marketing Officer Ben Phillips, ChristieÂ’s will Â“look for future growth, with a focus on bi-directional referrals, in Asia, Europe and the BRIC countries.Â”
South Africa to Play a Key Role in Future World Growth
As a member of the BRIC community, and given the economic growth explosion in Sub-Saharan Africa, South Africa could play a key role in that process says Ronald Ennik, CEO of Johannesburg-based Ennik Estates, the exclusive affiliate in Gauteng of ChristieÂ’s International Real Estate.
Â“Debt-burdened developed countries have lost their investment lustre. As a result, wealthy people globally are looking to invest money in economies with solid growth forecasts.
Â“South Africa and the rest of Sub-Saharan Africa fall into that category Â– so there is no reason why we shouldnÂ’t attract increasingly sharper international investment focus in the future,Â” says Ennik.
Future of SA Economy Looks Positive
Â“The most recent Rapid Growth Market report of Ernst and YoungÂ’s Africa Business Centre has reportedly forecast that Sub-Saharan Africa will be the second fastest growing region in the world over the next decade.Â”
Â“Meanwhile, the sharply lower budget deficit and prudent financial policies reflected in South AfricaÂ’s R1-trillion national Budget for 2012/13 (delivered by Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan in Parliament last week) will reinforce the growing positive perception of our country as an attractive foreign investment destination Â…not least in the residential property field,Â” Ennik concludes.
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