Politics can trip up new govt growth plan - Fitch

2017-07-21 20:39

A positive aspect of the Inclusive Growth Action Plan is the firm deadlines for many of the measures, but the new package is not likely to significantly boost economic growth prospects, says Fitch.

Junk status for dummies: Why the real junk is yet to come

2017-06-16 15:00

There are two crucial credit ratings that have yet to be downgraded to junk status. If and when they are cut, South Africans will truly be a country in junk status.

Rand survives downgrade storm despite warnings of more to come

2017-06-12 11:48

The rand has survived the latest rating agency announcement, which saw Moody’s downgrade both the local and foreign currency rating to Baa3 and maintained a negative outlook.

How SA can get back to investment grade

2017-06-12 07:00

Economists share what it will take for South Africa to inch back towards investment grade, which includes a change in the presidency.

Treasury warns of more credit rating shocks as Moody’s downgrades SA

2017-06-09 23:45

National Treasury has warned that the Moody’s rating downgrade with a negative outlook “indicates that the risk of further downgrades is still there”.

Count down: SA waits with bated breath for Moody's ratings call

2017-06-09 06:00

The much awaited announcement on South Africa's credit ratings from Moody's is expected after the market closes.

Further downgrades expected - economists

2017-06-05 16:41

Standard & Poor’s negative outlook indicates that further downgrades may be on the cards for South Africa’s sovereign debt, say economists.

Govt policies won't change midstream - minister

2017-05-11 18:16

Government policies will never change midstream unless the people of South Africa are affected, says Communications Minister Ayanda Dlodlo.

Zuma unlikely to be ousted - research

2017-04-21 08:20

President Jacob Zuma is unlikely to be ousted by the National Assembly, but a negotiated exit is most likely to happen, according to research.

Cabinet reshuffle threatens fiscal consolidation - research

2017-04-20 18:44

Malusi Gigaba’s appointment as finance minister may undo efforts towards fiscal consolidation and long-term improvements to SOEs, according to research.


S&P warns of more downgrades over proposed changes to SARB mandate

2017-06-20 14:15

S&P Global warns that South Africa’s credit rating could be downgraded further if government takes up the recommendation to change the Constitutional mandate of the Reserve Bank.

CEOs agree to work with Gigaba, but want state capture inquiry

2017-06-14 10:49

The CEO Initiative have met with Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba, where they committed to work with government and labour to save the economy.

Gigaba delays briefing on economy to attend ANC leadership meeting

2017-06-12 11:38

Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba has postponed a briefing on the way forward for the economy, to attend an ANC leadership meeting.

CEOs warn against populist rhetoric as Moody’s downgrades SA

2017-06-10 10:07

The CEO Initiative has warned that populist policies that focus on short-term solutions will only result in the economy slipping further away.

Snap survey: Economists expect Moody's to downgrade SA

2017-06-09 15:54

Five economists Fin24 spoke to agree rating agency Moody’s will downgrade the country’s credit rating by one notch, keeping it at investment grade. However, another two believe the downgrade will be to junk status.

Budget: Gigaba seeks to narrow deficit, Fitch warns SA will miss forecasts

2017-06-08 13:08

Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba has committed to narrowing the budget deficit to 3.3% and bring about a primary surplus in the 2018/19 financial year.

S&P keeps rating at BB+

2017-06-02 17:59

Standard & Poor's has kept South Africa's long term foreign currency rating at BB+ with a negative outlook.

Moody’s may downgrade SA in coming weeks - economist

2017-05-09 13:01

Moody’s, which has SA at the second-lowest investment grade level, may downgrade the country by one notch in coming weeks, says emerging markets economist Peter Attard Montalto.

Gordhan axing will drag down economic growth - research

2017-04-21 07:44

The removal of Pravin Gordhan as finance minister has prompted fears of cronyism and corruption among business and is expected to drag down economic growth further.

No silver bullet to stop another downgrade, says Gigaba

2017-04-13 16:03

There are no silver bullets or guarantees that will stop Moody’s from downgrading South Africa, but government is doing all it can to reassure the ratings agency, says Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba.

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