South African Economics Analyst

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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.

    After increasing from -10 in the fourth quarter of 2016 to -5 in the first quarter of 2017, the FNB/BER Consumer Confidence Index (CCI) fell back to -9 in the second quarter. A reading of -9 indicates that consumer confidence remained relatively low given that it has averaged +4 since 1994. However, it remained above […]

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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.

    South Africa officially entered recession in 1Q17 with a –0.7% q/q contraction, significantly worse than our already bearish expectations of 0% growth. The weakness was incredibly broad-based, with only the agriculture and mining sectors expanding. Without growth in the primary sector, GDP would have contracted by a massive 2%. The biggest contributors to the decline […]

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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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