Photographer for the SANA agency abducted from his home

first_imgNews August 30, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Photographer for the SANA agency abducted from his home Samer Al-Shami, a photographer for the SANA agency, was abducted from his home in the western province of Homs at 5:30 a.m. by five gunmen who beat him with rifle butts, took him away in their car and interrogated him about his work and the supposed links of some of his relatives with the Moslem Brotherhood. He was released after several hours. RSF_en center_img Organisation Help by sharing this informationlast_img read more

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The Week Ahead: Tracking Economic Housing Impacts

first_imgHome / Daily Dose / The Week Ahead: Tracking Economic Housing Impacts  Print This Post Subscribe Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago December 20, 2019 1,966 Views Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Share Save Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Tracking Economic Housing Impacts Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Seth Welborn is a Reporter for DS News and MReport. A graduate of Harding University, he has covered numerous topics across the real estate and default servicing industries. Additionally, he has written B2B marketing copy for Dallas-based companies such as AT&T. An East Texas Native, he also works part-time as a photographer. Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days agocenter_img Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Related Articles The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, Market Studies, News The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Previous: Fitch Ratings: SALT Deductions Stalling Growth and RMBS Next: Analysis Says ‘Of Course’ Recession Will Occur Tagged with: Economy HOUSING Economy HOUSING 2019-12-20 Seth Welborn The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago About Author: Seth Welborn This week, the Chicago Fed will release its latest National Activity Index (CFNAI), an overview of economic growth. The last Index’s 3-month moving average (CFNAI-MA3) fell to –0.31 in October from –0.21 in September.Forecasts ranged from a low of -0.50 to a high of 0.05. The consensus forecast was -0.20.Economic growth, though slow, was propped up largely by housing, according to the Fannie Mae Economic and Strategic Research (ESR) Group. The Group notes that housing should also continue to function as a positive contributor to growth in the near term, as indicated by both new and existing single-family home sales advancing in Q3, as well as pending home sales, permits, and starts. However, persistent supply and affordability constraints continue to hold back household formation, inhibiting housing market activity.“Even as global uncertainties mount, we continue to expect the domestic economy to produce solid, if not spectacular, growth,” said Fannie Mae SVP and Chief Economist Doug Duncan. “A stronger-than-expected Q3 contributed to the downward revision to our Q4 forecast, as some of the previously expected weakness in trade and inventories appears likely to have been pushed back into this quarter. Still, consumer spending is likely to continue driving the expansion forward, and with the passage of the budget act and a reprieve in trade tensions we’ve revised upward our forecast for full-year 2020 growth. We also continue to expect the Fed to cut interest rates only one more time in the foreseeable future, in early 2020, as a hedge against the sizeable downside risks and to counteract muted inflation.”Meanwhile, international trade tensions are acting as a negative influence on U.S. economic conditions, based on the Federal Reserve’s October meeting minutes.Notably, in the Fed’s minutes of the Oct. 29-30 policy meeting, officials states that “the stance of policy, after a 25 basis point reduction at this meeting, would be well calibrated to support the outlook of moderate growth “well calibrated to support the outlook for moderate growth,” however, they “judged that the risks to the forecast for real GDP growth were tilted to the downside, with a corresponding skew to the upside for the unemployment rate.”Here’s what else is happening in The Week Ahead.Census Bureau New Home Sales (December 23) Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days agolast_img read more

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