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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– SARB holds, on upside risksby Zaakirah Ismail Fri May 25 09:04:05 SAST 2018
The SARB kept rates on hold yesterday, in line with our expectations. The MPC decision was unanimous. While the SARB’s inflation forecasts are unchanged (4.9% for 2018, and 5.2% for
The SA Daily – SARB will likely hold steadyby Zaakirah Ismail Thu May 24 08:59:16 SAST 2018
The SARB will meet today; we foresee rates held steady. We believe that rates are now at, or close to, the trough in the current cycle – and the SARB
The SA Daily – April CPI likely upby Zaakirah Ismail Wed May 23 08:41:47 SAST 2018
April CPI is due out today. We expect a jump in inflation to 4.9% y/y for April, after the seven-year low of 3.8% y/y in March, due to the VAT
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