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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: Contrary to our expectations, and indeed that of the market, the MPC opted to keep the repo rate on hold at 6.75%. CPI rose 4.8% y/y in August from 4.6% in July. The FNB/BER Building Confidence Index rose to 35 index points in 3Q17. SSA: Namibia headline inflation remained unchanged at 5.4% y/y […]

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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.

    Contrary to our expectations, and indeed that of the market, the MPC opted to keep the repo rate on hold at 6.75%. The tone of the speech was also more hawkish than we had anticipated, with the governor citing several risks to the outlook, chief among them, political noise, currency vulnerability, and the potential for […]

  • Mamello Matikinca

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    Mamello Matikinca

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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.

    Consumer price inflation rose 4.8% y/y in August from 4.6% in July, this was slightly better than our and the consensus expectation of 4.9%. The main driver behind the uptick in inflation was (19c/l) increase in fuel prices, which translated to 3.9% y/y rise in transport inflation in August from 1.0% y/y in July .  […]

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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 RMB / BER Business Confidence index gained 6 points in the third quarter to a reading of 35, but remains well below the 50 neutral mark. July retail trade sales registered the fifth consecutive positive reading for 2017, expanding 1.8% y/y in July. Contrary to our expectations of a modest narrowing of […]

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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.

    Contrary to our expectations of a modest narrowing of the current account deficit, the 2Q17 SARB Quarterly Bulletin (QB) showed a widening to -2.4% of GDP from -2% in the first quarter. The deficit on the current account expanded from R91.5bn in 1Q17 to R110.5bn. Despite an improved trade surplus as export growth (4.6% q/q […]

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