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 – FRAs and bonds lowerby Zaakirah Ismail Fri Apr 20 08:46:07 SAST 2018
After holding quite steady despite several global market disturbances, it was local events that caused the SA bond market to rally. Sentiment regarding SA’s economic outlook was boosted by President
The SA Daily – Vehicle sales to trend up
Naamsa’s total new passenger vehicle sales disappointed in Q1:18 with a decline of 3.4% y/y, from an increase in 4.7% y/y in Q4:17. The trend cycle (total passenger vehicle sales
The SA Daily – Fed hikes are warrantedby Zaakirah Ismail Wed Apr 18 08:09:06 SAST 2018
In a previous edition of The SA Daily, we noted that at the peak of a business cycle, unemployment is at the so-called neutral rate of unemployment i.e. a non-inflationary
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