ARTICLES RELATING TO FITCH

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.

Banks, Eskom, Transnet and MTN cut to junk status

2017-04-12 06:01

Fitch Ratings has downgraded Absa, Nedbank, FirstRand, Standard Bank, Investec, Eskom, Transnet and MTN to BB+ or junk status.

Junk status signals hard times for small business

2017-04-09 12:49

The downgrades from ratings agencies will likely impact infrastructure projects and lead to a decline in procurement from small business, says the AHI.

Rand, bonds fall as junk rating triggers index exit

2017-04-07 17:32

The rand and dollar bonds fell after Fitch Ratings became the second company to cut the country’s credit assessment to junk.

WATCH: Double blow for SA debt as Fitch adds to S&P’s junk knock

2017-04-07 15:52

SA debt got dealt a second blow in a week as Fitch joined S&P and cut the nation’s credit assessment to junk following President Jacob Zuma’s move to fire Pravin Gordhan.

BREAKING: Fitch downgrades SA to junk status

2017-04-07 13:42

Fitch Ratings has downgraded South Africa to non-investment grade or junk status.

Rand roils as S&P downgrades SA

2017-04-03 21:29

The rand has continued to weaken as political uncertainty forced the hand of credit ratings agency S&P to downgrade South Africa’s long term foreign currency rating.

Fitch warns of ratings review on cabinet reshuffle

2017-03-31 20:53

South African President Jacob Zuma's cabinet reshuffle signals a change in policy direction, according to Fitch Ratings.

Radical transformation does not guarantee change - Mabuza

2017-03-09 20:13

Business leader in the CEO Initiative, Jabu Mabuza, says talk of radical economic transformation is just talk, and not real change.

 

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.

SA bonds begin trading as junk for first time since 2000

2017-04-10 07:28

SA bonds will trade carrying junk grades from two ratings agencies for the first time since 2000, with JPMorgan cutting SA from R800bn worth of indexes.

Downgrades: Crucial for SA to maintain fiscal plan, discipline

2017-04-07 17:50

It is now more crucial than ever that SA maintains continuity with its fiscal plan and apply strict discipline in managing finances, says the CEO Initiative.

Treasury on second downgrade blow: Stay positive!

2017-04-07 16:38

In response to SA's second junk downgrade this week, Treasury gives its take on why all is not yet lost for the country and its people.

Fitch downgrade is no surprise - analysts

2017-04-07 14:35

Analysts agreed that it should come as no surprise that Fitch also decided to downgrade South Africa’s sovereign credit rating to junk status – the second ratings agency to do so in one week.

INTERVIEW: Treasury DG downplays new rating agency

2017-04-05 17:02

Treasury director general Lungisa Fuzile believes a new rating agency that is pro-South Africa will have very limited benefits for the country.

SA's sovereign credit rating still a priority - Gigaba

2017-04-02 10:05

New Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba says that government is still committed to maintaining an investment grade credit rating.

Gordhan to showcase SA's 'phenomenal positives' to rating agencies

2017-03-24 18:46

Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan says that there are phenomenal positives in the country to show ratings agencies as Treasury embarks on a post-budget roadshow in the UK and US.

Fitch frets over ANC factional tensions

2017-02-24 15:47

The main challenge to fiscal consolidation in SA comes from factional tensions in the ANC diverting political energy from economic reform, says a ratings agency.

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