Kwazulu Natal

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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.

    KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) is the second largest contributor to national GDP (16.3%) with the tertiary sector accounting for close to 70% of provincial GDP. In recent years, KZN has been plagued with severe drought conditions, weak domestic and global demand dynamics and subdued levels of business confidence. While credit rating downgrades by S&P and Fitch will […]

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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.

    KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) is the second biggest provincial contributor to South Africa’s GDP (16%) and an important trade corridor for the national economy. It has well developed transport infrastructure and a diversified manufacturing industry, two of its key strengths. In our 2014 KwaZulu-Natal provincial chartbook, we expected that improving global growth and a weaker currency would […]

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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 garden province is expected to expand by 3% in 2014 and 4% in 2015, exceeding national growth rates in both years. Our outlook for outperformance hinges on the province’s ability to capitalise on a weak exchange rate, driving growth in the primary and secondary sectors of the economy. Click here to read the full […]

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