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Economic Commentary

Economic Commentary February 2012

I trust this finds you exceptionally well and settling into the year. January is already behind us and the December/ Christmas shut-down is already a distant memory.

Now that the hype about ‘the new year” and accompanying resolutions is over, reality is setting in on the economic front albeit there is a sense of “Europe-fatigue” which is already prevalent. I say “already” because with the year only a few weeks old, to be experiencing fatigue at this stage does not make for happy endings.

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Economic Commentary January 2012

I trust this finds you exceptionally well as we start a new calendar year. I trust that you had some rest and some quality time out and are returning refreshed, revived, recharged, revitalized, rejuvenated and well rested for the challenges ahead. It is a somewhat quaint notion that, because of the Gregorian calendar and the fact that it is a “New Year”, that all of the old will be gone and the new will start (all of those resolutions – to lose weight, get fit, save money, etc etc).

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Economic Commentary December 2011

I trust this finds you exceptionally well as the year winds down. It is pretty much all over bar the shouting. As has been mentioned, it is time to put the finishing touches to planning the year-end shut-down so please ensure that leave has been scheduled and cash-flow and logistics finalised to ensure a smooth Christmas and pick-up next year.

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Economic Commentary November 2011

I trust this finds you exceptionally well as we are into the final stretch. Christmas and “the Great South African Shut-down” is almost upon us. I hear from reliable sources (Computicket – and they should know) that Boney M is actually going to be in South Africa in person – so one can hear it in the malls and in the flesh should you so choose. As has been mentioned, it is time to put the finishing touches to planning the year-end shut-down so please ensure that leave has been scheduled and cash

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Economic Commentary October 2011

I trust this finds you exceptionally well as we are into the final quarter, Christmas decorations have made their appearance and we are into the home stretch leading up to “the Great South African Shut-down”. I have yet to hear Boney M, but I’m sure it won’t be long now. It is time to start planning the year-end shut-down so please ensure that leave has been scheduled and cash-flow and logistics planned to ensure a smooth Christmas and pick-up next year.

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Economic Commentary September 2011

I trust this finds you exceptionally well as spring has sprung. Before you know it we’ll be in the last quarter of the year and then it is a question of when the Christmas decorations come out. I was living in the UK in 2001 and on 25 September 2001, the Christmas decorations were out in full force. Fully three months before the Big Day.

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Economic Commentary August 2011

I trust this finds you exceptionally well as winter is purportedly heading to a close (after possibly the warmest July ever!). Hopefully some more rain will make itself felt – we need more to avert water shortages later in the year (the positively balmy winter of 2003 springs to mind – followed by the water shortage of 2004).

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Economic Commentary July 2011

I trust this finds you exceptionally well the first half of the year is now (already) over and we are into the home straight. The pace seems to be picking up and, if possible, getting faster.

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Economic Commentary June 2011

I trust this finds you exceptionally well as the first half of the year draws to a close. If anything, the pace seems to be picking up. Further, the interesting times that we live in (old folklore saying/ curse),are becoming more interesting as each month passes. (more…)