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    Farmers that are already struggling financially due to the impact of the drought could face further losses as the risk of veld fires increases due to the dry winter period.   Dawie Maree, Head of Information and Marketing at FNB Business Agriculture says given the current situation in the agricultural sector, veld fires have the […]

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    Mamello is macroeconomic analyst. Prior to joining FNB she worked as a macroeconomic analyst for the RMB global markets research team. She started her career at the Bureau for Economic Research, working as a trainee Economist. Mamello holds a Bachelor of Commerce Honours Degree (Econometrics) from the University of Johannesburg.

    Highlights SA: There was a minor upward revision to nominal GDP for 2015 which, while welcome, should have a negligible impact on the current account and national debt metrics. SSA: Mozambique continues on their dreary run with Fitch downgrading Mozambique’s long-term foreign and local currency Issuer Default Ratings (IDRs) to ‘CC’ from ‘CCC’. Global: Japan […]

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    Paul is currently the Agricultural Economist for FNB and holds a B.Inst. Agrariae Honours in Agricultural Economics from University of Pretoria, and a Bsc Honours Agricultural Economics from University of the Free State.

    If you want access to the latest insights into the global and domestic agricultural markets, make sure you get Agri-Weekly our FREE newsletter. Not only will you get the latest trends in agriculture, you will also get insights into the outlook for each sector of various agricultural commodities, including livestock, cotton and wool. Download the […]

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    Paul is currently the Agricultural Economist for FNB and holds a B.Inst. Agrariae Honours in Agricultural Economics from University of Pretoria, and a Bsc Honours Agricultural Economics from University of the Free State.

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    Despite a drop in global agricultural commodity prices in 2015 and earlier this year, South Africa, which is still reeling from the drought, has failed to capitalise on the slowdown due to the weakness of the Rand. Download the latest pdf:  SA failing to benefit from low global agricultural commodity prices

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    Paul is currently the Agricultural Economist for FNB and holds a B.Inst. Agrariae Honours in Agricultural Economics from University of Pretoria, and a Bsc Honours Agricultural Economics from University of the Free State.

    Posted InAgriculture

    If you want access to the latest insights into the global and domestic agricultural markets, make sure you get Agri-Weekly our FREE newsletter. Not only will you get the latest trends in agriculture, you will also get insights into the outlook for each sector of various agricultural commodities, including grains, oilseeds, sugar, vegetables and fruits. […]

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