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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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    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.

    Today’s CPI survey indicated that inflation is turning the corner, rising 6.6% y/y in January from 6.8% in December. Over the month inflation was up 0.6% led by food, transport and miscellaneous goods and services. Core inflation pulled back notably, increasing 5.5% relative to the 5.9% recorded in December, suggesting that inflationary pressures eased somewhat […]

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    Sizwe Nxedlana Chief Economist at First National Bank. Prior to that he was a Senior Economist in FNB’s Wealth segment where he was involved in macroeconomic and investment research and is a member of the investment and asset allocation committees. Before joining FNB Wealth he was an economist at FNB Commercial. He began his career at the Bureau for Economic Research in Stellenbosch followed by a stint at Kagiso Trust Investments. He completed a Bachelor of Commerce degree majoring in Philosophy, Politics and Economics from the University of Cape Town and a Master of Commerce degree in economics from the University of KwaZulu Natal.

    Despite another tough year, new passenger vehicle sales in 2016 were 40% (100 thousand units) higher than sales at the height of the 2009 recession, but still 25% (120 thousand units) below the record 480 thousand units sold in 2006. Given the prevailing economic conditions, it will likely be several years before we reach the […]

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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 week delivered several lowlights. Disappointing mining and manufacturing data were capped off by the State of the Nation speech, which carried little in the way of tangible plans for structural reform. SSA: Headline inflation in Tanzania rose 5.2% y/y in January driven by higher food prices. Global: US nonfarm payrolls increased by […]

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