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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The SA Daily – Money market now more convinced of hikesby Zaakirah Ismail Mon Jul 23 09:14:57 SAST 2018
Last week, a hawkish SARB increased its inflation forecasts over the medium term, and its model showed a more aggressive monetary policy tightening forecast. These inflation forecasts (5.6% in 2019
The SA Daily – SARB hawkish, but on holdby Zaakirah Ismail Fri Jul 20 09:33:18 SAST 2018
The SARB has kept interest rates unchanged at 6.5%, citing the risks to the inflation outlook as being to the upside; the bank has revised its inflation forecasts upward. We
The SA Daily – Still soft inflationby Zaakirah Ismail Thu Jul 19 09:15:59 SAST 2018
June inflation of 4.6% y/y undershot expectations of 4.8% y/y, but was marginally higher than 4.4% y/y in May. Underlying inflation pressure is still benign. However, it’s too soon to
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