• Date of birth:
    • Lives in:
    • From:
    • Studied:

    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.

    October headline inflation decelerated, slightly more than we had anticipated, to 4.8% y/y from September’s 5.1% print. Core inflation also softened to 4.5% y/y. Food and non-alcoholic beverage inflation fell from 5.5% in September to 5.3% in October, driven lower by a -3% contraction in bread and cereal prices. Encouragingly, meat prices are showing signs […]

    • Date of birth:
    • Lives in:
    • From:
    • Studied:

    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: September retail sales registered a very robust 5.4% y/y expansion, with all categories apart from hardware growing in the month. In sharp contrast to the fortunes of the retail sector, wholesale trade sales contracted –10.1% y/y in September. SSA: Namibia headline inflation decelerated to 5.2% y/y in October from 5.6% the month before. […]

    • Date of birth:
    • Lives in:
    • From:
    • Studied:

    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: September mining production contracted by -0.9% y/y and -7.1% m/m, contrary to our expectations of a moderate expansion. The manufacturing sector continues to struggle, contracting -1.6% y/y in September, and down -0.8% on a month-on-month basis. SSA: Mozambique headline inflation decelerated for the seventh consecutive month, coming in at 8.4% y/y in October […]

    • Date of birth:
    • Lives in:
    • From:
    • Studied:

    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.

    South Africa’s manufacturing sector continues to struggle, contracting -1.6% y/y in September, and down -0.8% on a month-on-month basis. Wood and paper products, which fell -7% y/y, shaved off -0.9pps, while petroleum product manufacturing and motor vehicles, parts and accessories declined -2.5% and -4% respectively, subtracting another -0.9pps from the number. The weakness was extremely […]

    • Date of birth:
    • Lives in:
    • From:
    • Studied:

    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.

    September mining production contracted by -0.9% y/y and -7.1% m/m, contrary to our expectations of a moderate expansion. The worse than anticipated number was largely the result of a -7.5% y/y decrease in iron ore output, and a -8.3%  and -2.0% drop in PGM and coal production respectively. Gold, manganese and other non-metallic minerals added […]

Back to top

HEADING

MESSAGE

OK
© 2017 First National Bank - a division of FirstRand Bank Limited. An Authorised Financial Services and Credit Provider (NCRCP20)