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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Consumer Trends – Household expenditure, as defined by various inputsby Zaakirah Ismail Tue Feb 26 11:17:13 SAST 2019
Following our report 2019 Consumer Wallet, of 21 February which presented estimates of household (HH) expenditure by income groups, we now examine expenditure as indicated by the HH characteristics of
Consumer Trends – 2019 Consumer Walletby Zaakirah Ismail Thu Feb 21 13:34:11 SAST 2019
Executive Summary We create consumer wallets for 8 income categories broadly categorised as low, middle and affluent income earners. Each income groups wallet is composed of spending on essential and
The SA Daily – PPI coming off peaks
Yesterday, local data showed that the producer price index (PPI) for November came in line with Bloomberg consensus expectations, moderating slightly to 6.8% y/y from 6.9% y/y in October. Excluding
The SA Daily – FCI now at 2016 levels
Financial conditions as captured by the financial conditions index (FCI) are important as it serves as a leading indicator for near-term economic activity. The SA Standard Bank financial conditions index
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