South African 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: South Africa’s inflation trajectory continues to moderate with March CPI printing at 6.1% y/y, down from 6.3% in February. SSA: Swaziland headline inflation decelerated to 6% y/y in March from 6.8% the month before. Global: China GDP advanced 6.9% y/y in 1Q17, slightly higher than the 6.8% posted in 4Q16, and comfortably above […]

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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 decision by Standard & Poors (S&P) to downgrade South Africa to sub-investment grade on Monday after the markets closed eclipsed any domestic data out this week. SSA: Botswana’s GDP growth for 2016 has improved significantly to 4.3%, from 1.7% in 2015 The Central Bank of Swaziland and Lesotho left their policy rates […]

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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.

    Election euphoria boosted consumer sentiment in 3Q2016 After slipping back from -9 index points in 1Q2016 to -11 in 2Q2016, the FNB/BER Consumer Confidence Index (CCI) recovered to -3 in 3Q2016. Although -3 is the highest index number since 4Q2014, consumer sentiment remained well below the long-term average reading of +4 for the CCI. Click […]

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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.

    It’s the economy, stupid! Bill Clinton’s successful presidential bid in 1992 took advantage of the recession that plagued the US at the time to unseat George Bush.   James Carville, Clinton’s strategist hung a sign at the campaign headquarters that included the phrase “It’s the economy, stupid”. Although intended for the campaign staff, the phrase became […]

  • Mamello Matikinca

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    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.

    Constrained by weak economic growth South Africa’s economic context is of a country whose credit worthiness has deteriorated over the last few years because we have lived beyond our means. National income has been constrained in recent years because of weak domestic growth. Exogenous shocks such as electricity shortages, labour unrest, a steep decline in […]

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