ARTICLES RELATING TO FITCH

Fitch upgrades Eskom

2014-01-16 17:01

Fitch Ratings has upgraded Eskom’s national ratings, saying the parastatal continued to reflect strong government support.

Fedusa optimistic after talks with Fitch

2013-11-20 20:30

The Federation of Unions of SA says it is hopeful that its meeting with ratings agency Fitch will lead to an improved view on the investment grading of the country.

Fitch: Africa expansion may boost banks

2013-03-15 17:07

Looking to Africa rather than abroad for expansion could enhance the earnings prospects of SA's big four banks‚ Fitch Ratings says.

Concern despite ratings negative budget

2013-02-27 21:28

While the Budget Speech does not justify further credit rating cuts, it also will not allay the concerns of ratings agencies sufficiently, an analyst warns.

Fitch downgrade still haunts rand

2013-01-14 12:17

The rand has been a smidgen firmer against the US dollar, but the cut by Fitch on the country's sovereign rating continued to weigh on the local currency.

Fitch downgrades Eskom‚ Transnet

2013-01-11 19:40

Ratings agency Fitch has downgraded Eskom and Transnet after cutting the country's sovereign debt, citing deteriorating economic growth.

Fitch downgrade still weighs on rand

2013-01-11 12:10

The rand was flat against the US dollar before noon after the local currency weakened overnight due to the country’s sovereign credit rating downgrade.

Ratings: Govt addressing concerns

2013-01-10 22:11

The government is trying to address the concerns that led to the Fitch ratings agency downgrading South Africa's sovereign debt, the Treasury says.

Credit rating fears over Marikana ‘premature’

2012-08-30 16:17

Concern that the violent developments at Lonmin’s Marikana mine may place SA’s sovereign credit rating in jeopardy is premature‚ according to Global Credit Ratings.

 

High deficit, weak growth worry Fitch

2013-12-19 07:38

National Treasury has vowed to address the concerns cited by Fitch, which affirmed SA's rating but singled out weak growth and a widening deficit as problem areas.

Fitch upgrades Transnet rating

2013-10-30 19:42

Fitch Ratings agency has upgraded Transnet's credit rating, confiring the success of trying to strengthen its position.

SA favours growth over investors

2013-03-11 17:07

South Africa is focusing on boosting economic growth and reducing inequality rather than cutting spending to appease investors, says Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan.

Fitch downgrades Ghana's credit rating

2013-02-15 19:39

Despite strong growth, ratings agency Fitch has dropped its outlook on Ghana's credit rating due to a ballooning deficit.

Downgrade and strikes weigh on rand

2013-01-14 09:10

The rand has weakened against the US dollar as political and economic factors weighed on the local currency.

Rand weakens further on Fitch cut

2013-01-11 17:45

Political risk continued to weigh on the rand‚ with concerns over the downgrade by Fitch being the primary driver of slower trade.

SA investment rating safe - analysts

2013-01-11 12:04

Although Fitch has joined other rating agencies in cutting SA’s sovereign credit rating‚ the country's investment rating is not under threat‚ say analysts.

Rand, bonds weighed by Fitch downgrade

2013-01-11 08:53

The rand and bonds weakened after Fitch cut South Africa's credit rating overnight, citing weak growth, policy uncertainty and labour unrest.

Fitch cuts SA's ratings

2013-01-10 19:52

Ratings agency Fitch has downgraded the country's sovereign debt, citing deteriorating economic growth that risks social and political tensions.

Fitch downgrades SA outlook

2012-01-13 17:31

Ratings agency Fitch has revised SA's outlook to negative, saying the government had made limited progress on key economic issues.

 
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