The corporate climb Stalled progress for women in Canadian Csuites

first_imgTORONTO – None of Canada’s TSX 60 companies were headed by a woman and two-thirds did not include a single woman among top earners during their latest fiscal year, reveals a Canadian Press analysis of corporate Canada’s highest ranks.Despite pressure to improve gender equality in Canadian workplaces — and a myriad of initiatives and corporate pledges to boost female representation — top-earning women continue to be paid less than their male counterparts, while the number holding the powerful management roles of chief executive officer and chief financial officer has shrunk compared to five years ago.Among the companies on the TSX 60 index, a cross-section of the largest and most heavily-traded Canadian stocks, none listed a woman as its chief executive officer in its most recent compensation disclosure. Just three had a woman as CFO. That compared to one CEO and eight CFOs in 2012.Less than eight per cent of the top paid management roles were held by women.Only 25 women were among a total of 312 named executive officers (NEO) — defined by regulators as a company’s most highly compensated roles — in the latest management information circulars of TSX 60 companies, which, like all Canadian public firms, are required to disclose a list of NEOs each year. The findings on NEO compensation include salaries as well as other forms of compensation such as share-based awards, incentive plans and pensions.The Canadian Press analysis paints a bleak picture of a corporate landscape in which women remain a significant minority, and those in the upper ranks are paid an average 64 cents for every dollar earned by the average male NEO. That’s even more dismal than the average of 74 cents for every dollar of annual salary made by men among the entire working population, according to the most recent Statistics Canada data.Over the last year, the Me Too movement, which began as a reaction to allegations of sexual harassment and assault against Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein, has become the latest iteration of a long-standing drive for equality for women in the workplace.Many women in corporate Canada are hopeful the recent attention has sparked a broader conversation that will expose the unseen barriers women face when climbing the corporate ladder and fuel the push for gender parity, according to dozens of women in senior management roles and corporate governance experts who spoke to The Canadian Press.“I can’t remember anything in the last 15 years that has sent such strong shock waves through corporate Canada,” said Charlene Ripley, general counsel and an executive vice-president at mining company Goldcorp Inc.“This Me Too movement has been a catalyst to shock people into awareness of so many issues, when it comes to bad culture.”And yet, the C-suite remains a domain largely occupied by men.Two-thirds, or 40 of the TSX 60 index of influential companies, did not cite any women NEOs in 2017 disclosures. (Loblaws Companies Ltd. and parent George Weston Ltd. are both listed on the TSX 60, and both cite Sarah Davis, president of Loblaw, as an NEO.) That figure is little changed from 2012 data, though the analysis of that year was limited to 59 firms because oil and gas heavyweight Nexen was delisted after being acquired and did not put out an NEO list.“I am surprised that there has been no movement,” said Janice Fukakusa, former chief administrative officer and chief financial officer of the Royal Bank of Canada and one of the few women on the list of NEOs.“The only way you can increase participation is for women to look up and see themselves represented. So, this is not a good statistic for us.”Over the past five years, 36 per cent, or 116 men who were deemed NEOs in 2012 were still on the influential list in 2017, while just six women remained in the elite group five years later, representing 30 per cent.The eye-opening data suggests the efforts to accelerate gender diversity haven’t yielded the desired results, said Camilla Sutton, president and chief executive of Women in Capital Markets.“If you took the pulse of the nation, in terms of the change that’s happened versus the change that the data suggests, I don’t think that would be correlated at all,” she reflected on the analysis.“The data would suggest that we’ve gone backwards, on many measures.”The analysis also makes apparent that the long-standing gender wage gap is a problem even for women at the top of their game.In 2017, the average total compensation for female NEOs was $3.24 million, compared to $5.08 million for men — a difference of 36 per cent. That’s a slight improvement from the 38 per cent gap in 2012.The disparity is even wider among the earners at the very top.The highest paid male NEO, auto parts maker Magna International Inc.’s president and chief executive Donald Walker, received a total compensation package worth $25.54 million.Meanwhile, the highest paid female NEO, Marianne Harrison, Manulife Financial’s president and chief executive of the insurer’s U.S. division, was paid $5.96 million. Harrison declined to comment for this story.A dozen women on the NEO list who spoke to The Canadian Press suggested a range of reasons for why they think women still lag behind men in terms of representation and compensation.They pointed to an overreliance on the ‘old boys’ club’ for executive searches, an unwillingness within some companies to challenge cultural norms that have left women out of top jobs, little workplace support for women, as well as a lack of confidence and risk-taking among women.Nora Duke, an executive vice-president of sustainability at electric utility holding company Fortis Inc. who is among the women on the list, believes there are few women in prominent roles because of the time it takes for leadership positions to become available and women to rise to a level that makes them attainable.“I don’t think (companies) necessarily choose to discriminate against women, but I think there are some natural biases,” she said, noting that many organizations are packed with men in leadership roles, who have worked together for years.“It is a comfortable situation and you just tend to continue in that format, until you really make a point of thinking differently about it… I think it is this concept of unconscious bias.”The Canadian Press reached out to all of the TSX 60 companies who did not list any women NEOs to ask why.Companies that responded said women are better represented in senior leadership roles and on their boards of directors than in their corporate management suite. The firms also pointed to various ongoing and new initiatives to further foster diversity in their highest ranks and on their board, and public pledges to do so. Eight companies declined to respond, and six did not respond to multiple requests for comment.Still, the executive women interviewed by The Canadian Press felt that the lack of women in the companies’ upper ranks makes it harder for those climbing the career ladder to picture themselves at the top, and gives women less of a voice at the executive table to help shape the corporate culture.While the Me Too movement is centred on the sexual misconduct and harassment women face, there is an optimism that its momentum can help propel progress on other fronts, including inclusion in the corner office and equal pay.“It really does give women that empowerment to speak up, about even things like staffing decisions … There is a broader good that’s happening,” said Fukakusa, now the chair of the board of the Canada Infrastructure Bank.Changes will come, albeit slowly, many women agreed.Goldcorp’s Ripley said she is disappointed that she is among the few women to reach the elite levels of TSX 60 companies.“I am hopeful that in the coming years there will be more women on the list,” she added.“But there is a long way to go.”—With files from Zaid Noorsumarlast_img read more

UN and southeast Asian health officials reaffirm commitment to ending neglected tropical

“Countries in the region have made commendable progress in tackling neglected tropical diseases in recent years… But efforts must be scaled-up against NTDs if we are to meet our targets,” the UN World Health Organization’s (WHO) Regional Director for the South-East Asia Region, Dr. Poonam Khetrapal Singh, said in a WHO news release.“Like any other disease elimination or eradication programme, as we move towards the last mile of elimination, new issues and challenges are emerging that need to be carefully addressed to keep the elimination process on track,” she added. “Key to achieving our goals is maintaining political commitment and resource allocation, strengthening surveillance, empowering and involving communities in elimination efforts, and maintaining a targeted approach.”WHO’s Regional Committee for South-East Asia Region is made up of 11 local member countries – Bangladesh, Bhutan, the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, India, Indonesia, Maldives, Myanmar, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Timor-Leste – and had been holding its 69th regional meeting in the Sri Lankan capital of Colombo today. Each country has at least one endemic NTD.According to the news release, the NTDs targeted for elimination in the region by 2020 include lymphatic filariasis, yaws, leprosy and schistosomiasis, while visceral leishmaniasis (kala-azar), is targeted for elimination by 2017.In her remarks at the gathering, Dr. Khetrapal Singh expressed WHO’s ongoing support to the countries, pledged the Organization’s technical expertise in identifying barriers and finding innovative solutions, facilitating cross-border cooperation, and to work with partners to support countries’ efforts.The WHO official also stressed that the control, elimination and eradication of NTDs are an important part of realizing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and attaining universal health coverage. She underscored that it was only by extending services to marginalized populations that countries could achieve elimination targets. read more

Digitachs distort April CV registrations

Rolling year total down 1.6 per cent to 389,158 units April registrations up 5.6 per cent to 34,514, YTD up 2.9 per cent Digitachs massively distort April truck registrations, up 110 per cent April’s commercial vehicle registration figures show 110 per cent more truck registrations than in the same month last year, as operators scrambled to beat the 1 May digitach deadline. Since that date it is illegal to register new trucks, coaches and some buses unless they have digital tachographs. ‘This massive distortion is down to the inept introduction of digital tachograph law,’ said Christopher Macgowan, chief executive at the SMMT. ‘This legislation has been 15 years in the planning and was finally confirmed on 11 April, just 13 working days before it became law.’Full details are attachedDownloadClick to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) read more

Accident on Houston road leaves woman unconscious

A 23-year-old woman was admitted to the Accident and Emergency Unit attached to the Georgetown Public Hospital on Tuesday evening following an accident on the Houston, East Bank Demerara (EBD) public road.Injured is Kimberly Carrington of Diamond Housing Scheme.Based on information received, the vehicle -PTT421 – she was travelling in was being driven by a 30-year-old Kitty, Georgetown resident.INews understands that at about 23:15h, the motorcar was proceeding south on the western side of the eastern carriageway of the Houston road.However, as the driver approached Rahaman’s Park, he started to negotiate the right turn and in the process of doing so lost control of the vehicle.This resulted in the vehicle crashing into the concrete median before continuing for a short distance and slamming into a lamp post.After the accident, the vehicle ended up on the western carriageway with its front facing east.Carrington, who was the lone occupant, was taken out of the vehicle in an unconscious state, and taken to the Georgetown Public Hospital along with the driver of the car who was conscious at the time.They were both seen and examined by a doctor on duty and Carrington was treated for lacerations about the body and admitted in an unconscious state.The driver of the car was also treated for lacerations about the body and knee injuries.Police reports indicate that the driver was not under the influence of alcohol at the time of the incident.Investigations are continuing. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedNismes resident dies in Houston accidentDecember 11, 2016In “Local News”Driver charged months after elderly woman died in accidentNovember 9, 2017In “Court”Immigration Officer, friend killed in Houston accidentMarch 11, 2018In “latest news” read more

Two kids from Cork to be confirmed by Pope Francis

first_imgSCHOOLCHILDREN MAKING THEIR confirmation are often the centre of attention, but this Sunday is going to be a bigger day than expected for two Cork children.The two 12-year-olds from the diocese of Cloyne will travel to the Vatican where they will be confirmed by Pope Francis.Emily Mulcahy from Cobh and Edmond Roche from Fermoy were chosen after the diocese was asked to send one boy and one girl to be confirmed in a ceremony in St Peter’s Square.Emily said she was both shocked and delighted at being chosen. The sixth-class student has been an altar server at her local church for the past two years. Edmond, who is also an altar server, said he was “absolutely thrilled” to be going to Rome.The confirmation ceremony involves people affirming their religious beliefs and being admitted as a full member of the church.“Personally I am delighted that they will be confirmed by Pope Francis, who is making such a wonderful impression on the world,” said Bishop William Crean of Cloyne. “It is a fantastic opportunity for Emily and Edmond to be confirmed by our new Holy Father at this important stage in their lives.”The diocese of Cloyne was the subject of a major report which found senior church figures had failed  to deal with allegations of clerical child sex abuse allegations over the period of more than a decade. William Crean took over as bishop for the parish late last year.Emily Mulcahy (and dog)Read: Priest dismissed over complaints of child sexual abuse >Read: Archbishop Martin says the Church should not be ‘gagged’ >last_img read more

More than €45m paid out to patients injured in HSE hospitals

first_imgTHE HSE PAID out more than €45 million in negligence claims last year according to new figures from the State Claims Agency (SCA).The figures published in the Medical Independent show that a total of €45.8 million was paid in damages to patients who sustained injuries in Health Service Executive hospitals.The publication previously disclosed that €1.3 million was paid out to HSE employees injured at work.James Fogarty writes that SCA Director Ciarán Breen has noted the “disproportionately high level of legal costs associated with clinical negligence actions”.For more on this and other medical stories go to the Medical Independent >Mother of sex abuse victim: ‘There was no one to help us’last_img read more

Lawyers for Serials Adnan Syed have made it to court in a

first_imgLawyers for Serial’s Adnan Syed have made it to court in a bid to secure his freedom He has spent the last 18 years behind bars. FOR THE PAST 18 years he has spent behind bars, Adnan Syed has claimed he is innocent of murdering his ex-girlfriend in a case turned into a global sensation by a hit podcast.Now a US court is weighing whether the 37-year-old son of Pakistani immigrants can be retried, the outcome of a stunning reversal after the Serial series poked major holes in the prosecution’s case.The case was largely ignored in the media until it was taken up by the weekly podcast and turned into a blockbuster when an American journalist revisited the story and cast doubt on Syed’s guilt.The podcast — a mix of investigative journalism, first-person narrative and dramatic storytelling — focused its first season entirely on Syed’s story in 12 nail-biting episodes.They were downloaded more than 175 million times, a world record.The show cast doubt on whether Syed received proper representation at trial and whether he had in fact murdered Hae Min Lee.In Annapolis yesterday, prosecutors and Syed’s lawyers appeared at the Maryland Court of Appeals after the state opposed the judge’s order to get a new trial.“We’ve got someone who was unconstitutionally convicted, who I personally believe is innocent, who is sitting in jail right now,” Syed’s lawyer Justin Brown said outside the court.Murder out of jealousy?In early 1999, the strangled body of an 18-year-old South Korean native high school student was found buried in a shallow grave in the woods of Baltimore, Maryland. Officials escort Adnan Syed from a Baltimore courthouse. Source: Karl Merton Ferron/Baltimore SunBoth Hae Min Lee and Syed were honor students and children from immigrant families who had concealed their relationship from their conservative parents.Spurred on by an anonymous tip, investigators focused on Syed, then 17.A small-scale cannabis dealer who knew Syed, Jay Wilds, told police the high schooler had confided in him that he had killed the young woman, and said he helped Syed bury the body.At trial, prosecutors argued that Syed strangled Lee after school in the parking lot of a Best Buy electronics store, jealous that she was seeing another, older man after they broke up.Prosecutors laid out a clear case, saying Syed’s conservative Muslim upbringing made him feel especially humiliated, and that he chose to react in the most violent way possible by killing Lee.He was sentenced to life in prison in 2000.The hearing received little notice beyond Maryland at the time.But 13 years later, journalist Sarah Koenig reviewed the police documents and other materials at the urging of Syed’s family, seeing the case with fresh eyes.Her podcast focuses on several worrisome inconsistencies in the prosecutors’ case.Cristina Gutierrez, Syed’s now-deceased lawyer, is namely shown to have neglected a technical analysis about how cell-phone towers relay information. The report cast doubt on whether Syed was located near the site of Lee’s body. Adnan Syed enters Courthouse East in Baltimore. Source: AP/PA ImagesGutierrez also failed to contact a young girl who claimed to have seen Syed in a public library at the apparent time of the murder.#FreeAdnanSyed supporters are demanding a new trial on the basis of those two elements.Prosecutors assured the hearing yesterday that Gutierrez probably had good reasons not to seek out more information concerning Syed’s possible presence at the library.“How can you evaluate an alibi witness if you don’t even talk to them?” chief judge Patrick Woodward asked during the state’s presentation.Syed, who was absent from the proceedings, is said to be optimistic, and is currently fasting in observance of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.“He is good, he is in good spirits,” said Rabia Chaudry, the author of Adnan’s Story: The Search for Justice for Adnan Syed.Without the mouthpiece of Serial, all hope would have been lost, she told AFP.“We got fundraising done, we got new investigators, we found new evidence, it couldn’t have happened without Serial,” she said.Now we just want him to get a new trialMany of Syed’s supporters, who have been leading a #FreeAdnan campaign on social media, plan to meet in front of the appellate court.It is unclear when the court will rule on the case.© – AFP 2017Read: Another TWO series of Serial are on the way >Read: Adnan Syed of Serial podcast has no idea how huge his case really is > Jun 9th 2017, 10:23 PM Friday 9 Jun 2017, 10:23 PM By AFP 22,347 Views Image: Twitter/Serial http://jrnl.ie/3436609 25 Comments Short URL Image: Twitter/Serial Share52 Tweet Email2 Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img read more

TCI Women being outpaced in babymaking

first_img Construction Industry growth projected at 10% in 2017 Related Items:baby-making, planning department, strategic policy, tci women Recommended for you New categories for legal fishing proposed in Parks amendments bill Taller buildings for Grace Bay to Turtle Cove approved at Cabinet Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 17 Sept 2015 – Turks and Caicos Islanders are having fewer children and recorded trends reveal if fertility among indigenous women does not increase the native population will be outpaced. The information comes from the latest data in a new Vital Statistics Report for the country.The 100 page document published by the Strategic Policy and Planning Department depicts the country’s birth rate, death rate, marriages, divorces and other crucial facts on the population growth. The data shows that the majority of the births recorded in the TCI are to foreign women.In 2001 the total fertility rate among Belonger women was 1.74% compared to the Non Belonger population at 1.48%. By 2012, the fertility rate for Belonger women grew to 1.77% compared to non Belonger women at 1.74%. Representing a 1.2% growth for Turks and Caicos Islanders and a 14.9% change in the Non-Belonger group.Between 2001 and 2012, the SPPD recorded over five thousand births in the country; the report reveals that only 1,400 were to TCI women. Last year, the SPPD recorded 437 births, only 27% were to local females. The current data further cements the fear and concern expressed by many native residents that they are ‘outnumbered.’ Statistics collected also reveal that Turks and Caicos Islanders have an average of 20 children overseas per year.last_img read more

SP Low Per Capita Income High Fiscal Deficit Constraints in Indias Rating

first_imgThe agency said that when compared to its BBB-rated peers like Brazil, Colombia, Indonesia, the Philippines, South Africa and Uruguay, the average income in India is “significantly low” and the “government is also more heavily indebted.”The situation on the average income front won’t change much despite India’s real GDP growth estimated at 7% by the agency. “However, India’s projected per capita GDP of $2,404 by 2017 will still leave the country’s wealth at about one-third of the average of similarly rated countries,” it said. Budget 2015 will be closely watched for the economic and fiscal direction the Finance Minister Arun Jaitley takes; analysts expect it to be pro-growth, with a huge focus on infrastructure spending. India’s low income levels compared to its peers, apart from its weak macro economic indicators, are “constraints” in the way of an upgradation of its credit rating, according to ratings agency Standard & Poor (S&P).In a note released on Monday, barely a week before the Budget, the agency has said: “India’s low income levels and weak fiscal and debt indicators constrain the country’s credit profile,” according to a PTI report.The agency raised India’s credit rating outlook to ‘stable’ from ‘negative’ in September last year, based on the hope that the newly-formed Modi government at the Centre would undertake economic reforms. But in its latest update, the agency has said that given India’s slow pace of fiscal consolidation, an upgrade will take years. “Improvements in India’s weak fiscal balance sheet are likely to be gradual and are thus unlikely to lead to a rating upgrade in the next three to five years,” S&P said.India’s fiscal and debt indicators are the weakest among its peers like Brazil and Indonesia, according to the agency.In its latest update, S&P has listed a series of measures that need to be undertaken to justify an upgradation in India’s sovereign debt rating from the current ‘BBB-minus’ to a stable outlook. “Crucial factors include higher growth in real per capita GDP, stronger fiscal and debt metrics, and a stronger external position or improved monetary policy setting, and the government’s ability to fulfil its promises on key reforms will be critical to the country’s success,” S&P said.last_img read more

Afghan Taliban commander killed

first_imgAn air strike has killed an Afghan Taliban commander who twice oversaw the capture of a strategic northern city, officials said Monday, in a major blow to the insurgent group.Mullah Abdul Salam Akhund, the Taliban shadow governor in Kunduz province, was killed on Sunday when he was holding a meeting in the volatile Dasht-e-Archi district.”He was killed with five others in the house,” said provincial governor Asadullah Amarkhil.The Taliban acknowledged the death of “the conquerer of Kunduz”, saying he was killed in a “cowardly attack by US invaders”.The US-led NATO forces in Afghanistan did not immediately respond to requests for comment.Akhund had led the insurgents to mount several attacks in Kunduz since 2011.The Taliban seized the provincial capital Kunduz city for about two weeks in September 2015, in their biggest victory since they were toppled from national power by a US-led invasion in 2001.The militants briefly overran the city again in October last year before they were beaten back by NATO-backed Afghan forces.last_img read more

Son of Mir Nasiruddin cant contest polls

first_img.The election commission on Saturday declared invalid the nomination of the BNP candidate from Chattogram-5 constituency Mir Mohammad Helal Uddin on the last day of hearing petitions against the returning officers’ decision, reports UNB.Mir Mohammad Hele Uddin is an executive committee member of the Bangladesh Nationalist Party and son of former state minister for civil aviation and tourism Mir Mohammd Nasiruddin.The commission resumed its hearing for the last day on Saturday on the petitions filed against the decisions of the returning officers over the rejection and acceptance of nomination papers in different constituencies.The EC will hear and dispose of the remaining 233 petitions, including three of the jailed BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia.The commission also kept the decision pending about Krishak Sramik Janata League (KSJL) president Kader Siddique’s nomination until 5:00pm.last_img read more

Art for the Aam Admi

first_imgCommon entails a group exhibition of paintings and sculptures.The term common (AAM)  is a wide fledged word these days in both political context and Bollywood industry. The core motto of this exhibition is to décorate the houses with affordable quality paintings and artworks. These days starting from a very middle class family to elite class people are generating an interest towards art and in housing art. However, buying art is again just not simple as buying some other confectionery or stationary stuffs. It includes sentiments and personal attachment along with budget which again goes as one of the major constraint.  To overcome these discussed factors consultants from Creativity Art Gallery are going to show case their new collection of art works by fair established names but in affordable prices. The collection will carry various ranges of paintings and sculpture in affordable traveling range of prices. The range is tentative to start from 15 thousand to 1 lakh. The aspects of colour and happiness would be the core hold for the show.WHEN: 10-30 MarchWHERE: Common Creativity Art Gallery, 29, GF, Hauz Khas Villagelast_img read more

US Social Security Administration could suspend benefits for 800 US citizens in

first_imgSome 800 U.S. citizens living in Costa Rica could lose Social Security benefits if they fail to complete, sign and return a foreign enforcement questionnaire by Dec. 30, 2013.The U.S. Embassy in Costa Rica warned through a press release that it takes 45 days or longer to resume payments once benefits are interrupted.According to the press release, the Social Security Administration (SSA) regularly contacts beneficiaries with addresses overseas to verify their current status.This year, questionnaires were sent to beneficiaries whose Social Security numbers end in 50-99, an those who receive benefits on behalf of a minor or disabled person.Beneficiaries who have not responded to notices sent in July and October should return the questionnaire to the address provided on the envelope.Beneficiaries with questions can contact the Federal Benefits Section at the U.S. Embassy in Costa Rica (phone number 2519-2000) or send questions or comments to SJRegion@ssa.gov listing a full name, last four digits of the Social Security number on which benefits are received, and two telephone numbers.  Facebook Comments Related posts:U.S. Army medevac saves child in Honduras U.S. winding down drug war mission in Colombia Britain defends destruction of Snowden data U.S. lawmakers warn of repercussions after Russia grants Snowden asylumlast_img read more

LRES Expands Sales Force to Meet Demand for AMCs

first_img In response to the housing market’s increasing demand for appraisal management companies (AMCs) and the growth of its own client base, California-based valuations firm LRES is expanding its sales division, the company announced.As part of the expansion, LRES plans to nearly double the size of its sales force.In addition, to help ensure a seamless client onboarding process, LRES has developed a new initiative: the LRES 360 Program, which involves taking a more strategic focus within the first 360 hours after a new client comes on board. During that time, the company’s sales and client relations division works heavily with its operations and management divisions to track all new appraisal orders and ensure they are processed and placed in time.The program also includes a follow-up with vendors to ensure they’re fulfilling their duties and an hourly check-in with operations to ensure all deadlines are met and orders are delivered.”Now that the mortgage market is in a healthier state, more small- to medium-sized lenders are seeking AMCs to create efficiencies within the appraisal process and maintain compliance and proper due diligence of appraisal staff and state and federal regulations,” said LRES COO Paul Abbamonto. “Our extended sales force will help deliver a smoother onboarding process to mitigate risk associated with today’s demanding regulatory environment.” Appraisals Company News LRES 2014-09-03 Tory Barringer LRES Expands Sales Force to Meet Demand for AMCs in Headlines, News, Uncategorizedcenter_img Share September 3, 2014 469 Views last_img read more

Cant Stop Wont Stop Home Prices Continue to Climb

first_img Share in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, News Home Prices real estate 2017-01-31 Timothy McNally The burgeoning trend of growth in real estate prices seen throughout the beginning of 2016 continued to gain momentum towards the end of the year. This is verified by the most recent S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller National Home Price NSA Index, which saw corresponding gains in its price index for November 2016.The report showed a 5.6 percent annual increase in home prices in November, up from 5.5 percent the previous month. When compared to October, November gained 0.8 percent in the National Index on a seasonally-adjusted basis, or 0.2 percent on an unadjusted basis. The 10-city composite saw a gain of 0.2 percent in November over the previous month, causing the figure to rise to 4.5 percent on an annual basis. The 20-city composite likewise experienced a 0.2 percent gain, rising from 5.1 percent the previous month to 5.3 percent in November.This data, which was released today, would suggest that the housing market has entirely recovered from the extreme volatility that was seen over the past decade or so. “With the S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller National Home Price Index rising at about 5.5% annual rate over the last two-and-a-half years and having reached a new all-time high recently, one can argue that housing has recovered from the boom-bust cycle that began a dozen years ago,” stated David M. Blitzer, the Managing Director and Chairman of the Index Committee at S&P Dow Jones Indices.”The recovery has been supported by a few economic factors: low interest rates, falling unemployment, and consistent gains in per-capita disposable personal income. Thirty-year fixed rate mortgages dropped under 4.5% in 2011 and have only recently shown hints of rising above that level. The unemployment rate at 4.7% is close to the Fed’s full employment target. Inflation adjusted per capita personal disposable income has risen at about a 2.5% annual rate for 30 months,” stated Blitzer.Seattle, Portland, and Denver all ranked in the top three out of 20 cities in terms of year-over-year gains. Seattle grew at a rate of 10.2 percent YOY, while Portland came in second, experiencing 10.1 percent YOY growth. Denver managed to come in third with an 8.7 percent YOY gain. However, as the report notes, “Ten of 20 cities reported increases in November before seasonal adjustment; after seasonal adjustment, all 20 cities saw prices rise.”The report gives good reason to be optimistic about the health of the real estate market. Of course, upcoming economic policies are still liable to shape the future of the housing market. “The new Administration in Washington is seeking faster economic growth, increased investment in infrastructure, and changes in tax policy which could affect housing and home prices,” stated Blitzer.center_img Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop: Home Prices Continue to Climb January 31, 2017 555 Views last_img read more

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