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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: It was a good week as far as domestic economic data was concerned. February CPI positively surprised, rising 6.3% y/y in February from 6.6% in January. The FNB / BER building confidence index edged 3 points higher in 1Q17 to 43. The SARB composite leading business cycle indicator for January rose 0.9% m/m. […]

  • Mamello Matikinca

    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.

    Highlights SA: The RMB/BER Business Confidence Index , once again underwhelmed. The index increased by a minuscule two points to 40 in the first quarter of 2017. SSA: Headline inflation in Ghana continued to moderate in February, recording an annual increase of 13.2% y/y from 13.3%. Global: After a slew of encouraging data releases and […]

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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: 2016 GDP printed slightly below our 0.4% expectation, registering 0.3%. SSA: In Namibia, Finance Minister Calle Schlettwein tabled a socially-progressive budget against a very challenging economic backdrop. Global: Eurozone GDP advanced 0.4% q/q in 4Q16, unchanged from the previous period. Japan GDP increased 0.3% q/q in 4Q16 – unchanged from the previous quarter. […]

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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: This week’s local data was a mixed bag, but for the most part, in line with expectations. January private sector credit extension expanded 5.6% y/y from 5.1% in December. The trade balance registered a R10.8bn deficit. February vehicle sales were virtually unchanged (-0.1% y/y). The Absa manufacturing PMI for February continued its steady […]

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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: With very little room to manoeuvre, the National Treasury did the best it could to deliver a progressive budget that stays the course of fiscal consolidation, but also attempts to promote transformation and greater economic inclusion. SSA: Zambia opted to cut the policy rate by 150bps to 14%. While in Ghana, inflation edged […]

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