SA faces downgrade risk as protests mar budget

2015-10-22 09:26

South Africa has taken a step closer to another credit-rating downgrade as a slowing economy forced Nhlanhla Nene to boost debt amid protests against the government.

Nene: Economic growth of 2% this year 'realistic'

2015-06-11 17:54

SA's 2015 economic growth forecast of 2% is "attainable and realistic" and would have been significantly higher if there were no electricity shortages, Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene says.

Naspers debt 'small compared to value of investment'

2014-08-13 12:10

The debt of Naspers is very small compared to the value of its investment, an expert says regarding Fitch's downgrade of the tech firm on unsecured debt.

Economy at the abyss

2014-07-04 07:23

It's time for government to take the downgrade threat seriously, says Mzwandile Jacks.

S&P downgrade big blow for SA - Old Mutual

2014-06-15 12:52

The longer-term outlook of Standard and Poor's downgrading is concerning as South Africa is only one notch above "junk" status, says a chief investment strategist.

Another blow for SA's credit ratings

2014-06-13 18:25

Standard & Poor's has downgraded South Africa's credit ratings, handing another blow to an economy struggling with labour, growth and electricity challenges.

Treasury stands firm despite ratings hit

2014-06-13 11:23

National Treasury says it is committed to the fiscal path stated in the budget, after Fitch ratings agency changed the SA's outlook to negative from stable.

Fitch review deals blow to rand, bonds

2014-06-13 09:29

The rand has weakened after Fitch rating agency changed SA's outlook to negative from stable, citing concerns about poor growth prospects and rising public debt.

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.


Downgrade alert for SA

2015-09-08 14:14

Ratings agency Fitch says the risk of a downgrade to South Africa's sovereign rating is increasing.

Power crisis cripples investment, risks rating

2015-04-08 13:27

The economy could have been 10% larger if power shortages had not stifled growth and investment, putting SA's debt at risk of being cut to junk, estimates show.

IMF likely to cut SA growth again

2014-07-10 22:00

A senior IMF official has hinted that the international lender is likely to cut South Africa's economic growth forecast when it releases a global outlook.

Eskom credit rating downgraded

2014-06-20 19:36

Eskom has noted the lowering of its credit rating by Fitch, but added that it continues to target the stability of its credit profile.

ANC urges citizens to help grow economy

2014-06-15 11:07

The ruling party has called on South Africans to work with government to help strengthen the economy after ratings agencies revised the country's outlook.

Fitch outlook a warning, says Cronje

2014-06-13 16:54

The decision by the Fitch ratings agency to revise South Africa's outlook to negative should serve as a warning, says scenario planner Frans Cronje.

Fitch revises its outlook on SA

2014-06-13 10:15

Fitch rating agency has downgraded the outlook on SA to negative from stable, citing poor growth prospects as well as the impact of the platinum strike.

More bad news as ratings review looms

2014-06-10 22:00

As concern mounts about a possible downgrade of South Africa's credit rating, the latest business confidence index reflects another bleak view of the economy.

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.

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