Zaakirah Ismail ( Email )
Fixed Income Strategist
Zaakirah holds a BEconSci (Hons) and MCom in Economics Science from the University of the Witwatersrand. She is currently a fixed income strategist in the fixed income and forex research team at Standard Bank. Prior to this, Zaakirah was a consumer economist in the macroeconomic research team at the bank. She has held a number of positions in industry, both in the public sector and private sector. These include being a consultant at Investec Private Bank and a researcher at the National Energy Regulator of South Africa. She has also lectured Economics including- Mathematical Economics, Financial Derivatives, Microeconomics and Macroeconomics- at both the University of the Witwatersrand and Rhodes University respectively. She has successfully published articles in various accredited journal articles in the fields of labour and energy economics.
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The SA Daily – Only growth can deliver more jobs
At a recent ANC lekgotla, President Ramaphosa proposed a stimulus package to assist sluggish SA growth and employment. Not much is known yet about this plan, and the National Treasury
The SA Daily – Still stable ratings this yearby Zaakirah Ismail Fri Aug 17 08:37:28 SAST 2018
Moody’s ratings agency said this week said that they expect a slower pace of fiscal consolidation than that forecast in the 2018 Budget, due to the excess costs not budgeted
The SA Daily – Retail sales spell increased risk of recession for Q2:18by Zaakirah Ismail Thu Aug 16 09:14:22 SAST 2018
June retail sales have disappointed, at 0.7% y/y, below the Bloomberg expectations of 2.2% y/y, and also well below May’s 1.9% y/y. Consumers have been under strain from higher petrol
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