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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.

    The FNB Estate Agent Survey Activity Rating showed a slight increase in the 4th quarter of 2016. But one swallow doesn’t make a summer, and we will have to wait to see if this represents the market “bottoming out”. Download the full article here

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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.

    Our focus will be on the local retailers this week after Truworths and Woolworths showed some improvement over the holiday period. The sector remains under pressure amid subdued consumer spend and high product inflation on the back of a persistently weaker ZAR. Mr Price will release its third quarter trading update on Tuesday. Following on […]

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    Jarred is currently an Economist at FNB. He is responsible for providing expertise, advice and support in economic practice formulation and associated best practice improvement tactics through research and analysis of economic conditions that affect industry and/or business. He is also responsible for making recommendations for strategic decisions based on findings from economic policy and financial market analysis. Before joining FNB, Jarred was a Financial Services Sector Analyst at Genesis Analytics. Here he worked on array of projects with focus ranging from investment banking, macroeconomic analysis, digital strategy formulation, alternative delivery channel risk assessments, housing finance strategy and payment opportunity analyses. The demographic of his work extended to include the whole African continent for which he provided valuable insights to several financial services clients.

    Highlights · SA: Data released this week remained inline with our expectations of exceptionally weak economic growth in 2016. · SSA: Headline inflation in Mozambique, Tanzania and Nambia ticked higher in December driven mostly by increasing food prices. · Global: US nonfarm payrolls increased by 156,000 in December, signalling further rate hike heading into 2017. […]

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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.

    Younger buyers felt an extra bit of financial pressure in 2016, contributing to further rise in the average age of home buyers. The average age of the South African home buyer continues to rise. This has been helped on by a weakening in the 1st time home buyer segment in the past 2 years or […]

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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.

    Is 2017 finally the year when we start to see residential yields rise again, taking the market gradually towards a more attractive buy-to-let opportunity? Download the full article here

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