Global Economics Analyst

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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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    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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    Alex began his career in the financial markets, working as an investment analyst at BJM, (which has subsequently become FNB Securities) providing macro research to the chief investment officer. He later moved to the economics department of FNB, where he currently works under the chief economist Sizwe Nxedlana. Alex is completing a masters degree in economics through the University of Johannesburg.

    The global financial crisis wreaked havoc on the world economy and severely impaired trade flows between countries. A steep drop in export prices exacerbated the downward pressure on export revenues. The rebound in trade flows during 2009 and early 2010 was rapid. After 2010, however, global export growth tapered off and since then it has […]

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    Alex began his career in the financial markets, working as an investment analyst at BJM, (which has subsequently become FNB Securities) providing macro research to the chief investment officer. He later moved to the economics department of FNB, where he currently works under the chief economist Sizwe Nxedlana. Alex is completing a masters degree in economics through the University of Johannesburg.

    The GDP growth rates of emerging market (EM) and advanced economies (AE) have been converging since the financial crisis. This theme is set to continue in 2014 as the growth gap between EMs and AEs is forecast to narrow to the smallest in over a decade. As the closing of this gap is being driven […]

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