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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: 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. […]

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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: 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 […]

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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: September’s total private sector credit extension expanded 5.6% y/y, down from 6% the previous month. The 3Q17 QLFS showed that the unemployment rate had remained steady at 27.7%. The September trade balance printed at R4bn. The October Absa manufacturing PMI rose 2.9 points m/m to 47.8. October new vehicle sales were up 4.6% […]

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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.

    SA: September CPI printed in line with our expectations, at 5.1% y/y from 4.8% in August. August retail trade sales exceeded our expectations of modest growth, registering an extremely robust 5.5% y/y. Congratulations to SARB Governor Lesetja Kganyago on being named Central Bank Governor of the Year for Sub-Saharan Africa. Richly deserved. SSA: Botswana September […]

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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: As we had expected, the manufacturing sector registered its first positive growth figure after four consecutive months of contraction, albeit by only 1.5% y/y and 0.3% m/m. Contrary to our expectation of a small contraction in August mining output, production surged 6.9% y/y and 5.3% m/m (seasonally adjusted). SSA: Tanzania headline inflation climbed […]

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