Shireen Darmalingam ( Email )
Shireen Darmalingam is a Macroeconomics Analyst at Standard Bank Research. Her thematic research and insight provides valuable views on South African economic affairs. Shireen graduated from the University of Cape Town with an Honours degree in Business Science. She is currently enrolled at the University of the Witwatersrand for a Masters degree in Commerce with an economics major. Shireen joined Standard Bank in 2001.
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The SA Daily – Q3 GDP likely recovered
Mining and manufacturing for September production now sheds more light on Q3 GDP. Mining production contracted 1.8% y/y, after contracting 6.7% y/y (previously -9.1% y/y) in August; Bloomberg consensus was
The SA Daily – Car sales gear down despite prices declining
Q3:18 total new passenger cars sold to households through dealers declined by 1.3% y/y, to 70,108 units (our forecast: 69,583 units), from an increase of 0.57% y/y (65,160 units) in
The SA Daily – Rates still seen as steady this year
September CPI this week has met our expectations at 4.9% y/y, unchanged from August. Consumer prices increased by 0.5% m/m in September after the 0.1% contraction in August. September CPI
The SA Daily – MTBPS: deficit & debt
Yesterday’s Medium-Term Budget Policy Statement (MTBPS) showed a significantly wider deficit as well as a rising debt trajectory. We view this MTBPS as negative for bond yields, the credit risk
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