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    John acquired the degree Master in Economics at the University of Stellenbosch before starting his career as an economist in the National Treasury. He was part of the team that implemented the country’s first Medium Term Expenditure Framework in the early days of Minister Trevor Manuel’s tenure as Finance Minister. Thereafter, he became the Southern African Macroeconomist for Globalinsight, a major United States based economic consultancy with a global presence. He entered banking with BOE Group, shortly before moving to Absa Group in 2000 where he was the senior macroeconomist co-ordinating the Group’s macroeconomic forecasting process. In 2004, he was named Reuters Economist of the Year. In 2006, he joined First national Bank to pursue a slightly different focus as the bank’s Property Economist. He’s a social endurance sport junkie, having brought up the rear of the field in events such as the Comrades Ultra-Marathon, the Ironman Ultra-Triathlon, and more recently the 2,330 km Freedom Challenge Mountain Bike Race Across South Africa. His sporting allegiances lie with the Blue Bulls.

    Residential Market stability risk declines (improves) slightly after prior rising trend. Risks to the market emanate more from the imbalances in the broader economy than from the market itself. DOWNLOAD the full report here.

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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   Well that escalated quickly! All local economic news out this week has been overshadowed by Britain’s decision to leave the European Union (EU). While immediate risks stem from global financial market fallout (currency and equities in particular), the longer term implications of broader EU dissolution are the primary concern. Separatists, nationalists and right […]

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    Jason is the senior industry analyst at FNB. Prior to joining FNB, Jason worked in the Global Markets Research team at Rand Merchant Bank. In his six years with the FirstRand group, he has advised both internal and external clients on how macroeconomic factors will impact developments within the various sectors of the economy. Before joining Rand Merchant Bank, Jason was the Head of Natural Resources research at Accenture, a global management consultancy. He holds a PhD in Anthropology from the University of the Witwatersrand.

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    May inflation slowed modestly to 6.1% y/y from 6.2%. This was a pleasant surprise as most forecasts were for a mild acceleration. The below consensus print was largely due to an earlier than expected deceleration in food inflation, although this is likely to be temporary but more contained. Food inflation registered 10.8% y/y, from 11.3% […]

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    Jason is the senior industry analyst at FNB. Prior to joining FNB, Jason worked in the Global Markets Research team at Rand Merchant Bank. In his six years with the FirstRand group, he has advised both internal and external clients on how macroeconomic factors will impact developments within the various sectors of the economy. Before joining Rand Merchant Bank, Jason was the Head of Natural Resources research at Accenture, a global management consultancy. He holds a PhD in Anthropology from the University of the Witwatersrand.

    Recovery in construction activity lifts confidence in Q2 • The FNB/BER Civil Confidence Index rose by 13 points to 41 in 2Q2016. • Construction activity rebounded unexpectedly, boosting confidence during the quarter. Click here to read the full report

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    Investment Analyst – FNB Wealth Passionate about investments, Chantal helped launch the FNB Securities in-house research platform and plays an important role within the content generation team at FNB Wealth. She works closely with the FNB Economics and Strategy teams in generating original ideas and communicating these thoughts to clients in a straightforward way. She holds a Bachelor of Science Degree (Mathematics and Economics) and a Bachelor of Commerce Honours Degree (Investment Management) from the University of Johannesburg (UJ). Chantal is awaiting her CFA Charter and is pursuing a Masters degree in Finance, also from UJ.

    Blue chip giant Naspers is releasing full year results on Friday. Management guided for core headline earnings per share to be between 15% and 20% higher y/y. This was in-line with expectations (consensus: +18%). This will be Naspers’ maiden dollar report, having previously reported in ZAR. From a core perspective, our focus will be on […]

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