Thanda Sithole ( Email )
In April 2014, Thanda joined Standard Bank as an Economist in the macroeconomic research division, with focus on building and maintaining macroeconomic models. His role also involves forecasting, and writing macroeconomic reports. Previously, he worked as a Senior Research Analyst at Eqstra Fleet Management and as a Business Analyst at Nedbank. Thanda holds a Master’s degree in Econometrics (with cum laude), from the University of Johannesburg. He has completed the requisite course work for a Master of Finance and Investment from Wits Business School, and has also completed a Masters Skill Programme in Industrial Economics from Maastricht University, in Netherlands. In 2010, he graduated with an Honour's degree in Economics from the University of Witwatersrand.
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The SA Daily – Retail sales trending up
Retail sales data for March is due out this week; Bloomberg expectations are for it to have moderated slightly to 4.4% y/y, from 4.9% y/y in February. January to February
The SA Daily – PMI likely to improve
Today, the economy-wide Standard Bank PMI for SA is due at 09:15. The PMI had lagged EM peers in the private sector in H2:17 owing to the prolonged deterioration of
The SA Daily – High rand/VIX correlationby Thanda Sithole Mon Mar 12 09:04:11 SAST 2018
•The VIX, a global measure of risk appetite/aversion, remains highly correlated with emerging market currencies, including the rand. A rolling correlation between the VIX and the USDZAR shows that these
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