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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.

    The Eastern Cape is the fourth highest contributor to national GDP (7.8%), predominantly led by services with the tertiary sector accounting for 80% of provincial GDP. Last year a combination of lower global growth, drought-induced inflation and stubbornly high unemployment levels kept provincial growth below potential. Recent local municipal elections saw the ANC’s support decline […]

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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.

    Bold plans await implementation The Limpopo Development Plan adopted in 2015 is closely aligned to the National Development Plan, which focuses on reducing inequality, poverty elimination and the upliftment of communities. Given our expectations of further claw-back of Treasury’s equitable share allocation in 2017, we expect many of the service delivery targets to come under […]

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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.

    The province of Mpumalanga contributes approximately 8% to South Africa’s GDP, but its sector weightings are heavily skewed toward mining, trade and the public sector, all of which leave it vulnerable to slower spending growth among the private and public sector, as well as lower commodity prices. As with many things in South Africa, there […]

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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.

    Provincial GDP figures for 2014 (latest available by province) released by Stats SA indicate that the economy of the North West contracted by –3.6% in that year. The contraction was led by a –14.8% plunge in mining GDP, a sector which contributes nearly 30% of the North West Province’s economy. Compounding the misery has been […]

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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.

    Mounting headwinds The Free State’s contribution to national GDP has remained constant at approximately 5% over the past two decades, and is the second smallest after the Northern Cape. With respect to growth, however, the province has underperformed the national growth rate in 14 of the last 18 years. It is also the only province […]

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