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.
Latest available research
The SA Daily – Rand tilted in favour of CR17 win
The rand gained momentum on Friday (reaching a three-month high against the dollar) as the odds appear to increasingly tilt towards a victory for
The SA Daily – ANC elections too close to callby Zaakirah Ismail Fri Dec 15 09:08:56 SAST 2017
The ANC will hold its five-yearly national elective conference to determine its next leader and also SA’s next president. While the branch nomination results indicate that Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa has
The SA Daily – Fed dot plots mostly unchangedby Zaakirah Ismail Thu Dec 14 09:06:06 SAST 2017
As expected, the Fed raised rates by 25 bps for a third time this year. The market perceived this to be a somewhat dovish meeting, which weighed on the dollar
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