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 – HPI slower again in Sep
The Standard Bank house price index (HPI) ended Q3:18 by moderating further in September, to 2.8% y/y, from 3.4% in August, dragging down year-to-date (YTD) average annual growth to 4.5%,
The SA Daily – Moody's seen stableby Zaakirah Ismail Fri Oct 12 09:08:04 SAST 2018
Moody’s will likely review SA’s sovereign credit rating today; it might be delayed if the agency elects to wait until after the Medium Term Budget Policy Statement (MTBPS) on 24
The SA Daily – Consumer still subdued
2018 consumer spending has been facing higher fuel costs, a stagnant labour market, and higher taxes. We expect this to be reflected in the consumer confidence data when the Bureau
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