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 – 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
The SA Daily – Financial conditions tight
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
The SA Daily – August mining slumps but Q3 looks set for a recovery
Total mining production contracted further, by 9.1% y/y in August, after an upwardly revised 4.1% y/y contraction in July (from -5.2%). Mining production declining implies that our 0.9% real GDP
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