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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.

    Local companies that will be in the spotlight this week include: Aveng (Interim Results): In an updated trading statement, management guided for the headline loss per share to worsen by between 65% and 73% y/y, mainly impacted by a present value charge of R165 million related to a settlement concluded with the SA Government, and […]

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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.

    The Finance Minister, Pravin Gordhan, will take to the podium on 22 February and present the 2017 / 2018 budget speech. The minister has so far done a commendable job ensuring that the country avoids a sovereign downgrade. The speech will likely carry the same message of fiscal consolidation that has been echoed over the past […]

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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: The CPI survey indicated that inflation is turning the corner, rising 6.6% y/y in January from 6.8% in December. December retail trade sales expanded 0.9% y/y, more or less in line with expectations. SSA: Mozambique’s woes continue as 4Q16 GDP plunged -0.7% y/y, seasonally adjusted. Mozambique headline inflation dropped to 20.6% y/y in […]

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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.

    February is South African budget month, and on the 22nd, the Finance Minister will deliver his prognosis on the state of the economy, and how money will be both raised and spent in order to balance the country’s books. In short, we have been spending more money than we have, and it’s time to tighten […]

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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.

    December retail trade sales expanded 0.9% year-on-year, more or less in line with expectations. As had been expected, the month-on-month number dropped sharply, falling -2.3% on a seasonally adjusted basis, largely as a result of preemptive Christmas shopping taking place in November, particularly on Black Friday. Clothing sales were the dominant driver of the expansion, […]

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