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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 2018/19 budget demonstrated government’s commitment to fiscal consolidation. The extent of fiscal slippage over recent years required that difficult decisions be made. January inflation printed at 4.4% y/y, slightly ahead of our 4.3% forecast, but nevertheless below the 4.5% consensus. SSA: Zambia headline inflation remained at the bottom end of the 6-8% […]

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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.

    Key takeaways VAT rate raised by 1 percentage point to 15%. R36bn in tax increases and R26.4bn expenditure cuts in 18/19. R12.4bn allocated for fee-free higher education in 18/19. Should be enough to delay a Moody’s downgrade, but action on structural reform needed before mid-year reviews to stave off a downgrade completely. Bottom line Today’s […]

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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.

    January inflation printed at 4.4% y/y, slightly ahead of our 4.3% forecast, but nevertheless below the 4.5% consensus. The main driver behind the fall was a drop in the fuel price, and the consequent easing of transport inflation to 4.4% y/y, from 6.4% in December. Core inflation, which excludes food and energy, moderated to 4.1% […]

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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.

    This Wednesday, the Finance Minister will have the mammoth task of restoring the rating agencies’ faith in the country’s commitment to fiscal consolidation. The task is made even more difficult given the revenue collection shortfalls and the additional funding requirements for free higher education. Click here to read our full preview

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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 4Q17 unemployment rate fell to 26.7% from 27.7% in the third quarter. December retail trade sales far exceeded our expectations, rising 5.3% y/y, but down -2.6% m/m on a seasonally adjusted basis. SSA: The Bank of Botswana and Bank of Namibia kept their policy rates unchanged at 5% and 6.75% respectively. Mozambique […]

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