Brexit to pile pressure on Europe ratings - Fitch

2016-07-08 13:28

The UK’s credit-rating cut after the Brexit vote may be the first in a run of sovereign downgrades in the bloc if fiscal prudence lacks in tackling political instability.

Brics eyes a new rating firm to rival big three

2016-06-27 09:12

The Brics nations are looking to set up a new credit-rating company in an effort to break the dominance of the big three developed-nation firms.

SA must heed Fitch's reform opportunity - Treasury

2016-06-08 16:48

Ratings agency Fitch has given South Africa a narrow window to demonstrate further concrete implementation of reforms, cautions National Treasury.

Junk reprieve strengthens rand after GDP news hurts currency

2016-06-08 13:04

The rand stabilised after a succession of news that SA's economy shrunk by 1.2% in 2016 followed by news that Fitch had spared the country from junk status.

Zuma and Gordhan bond ahead of final ratings hurdle

2016-06-08 07:45

South Africa’s leaders appear to have taken ratings agency Standard & Poor’s seriously regarding poor executive cohesion.

Junk rating risk looms as SA awaits S&P decision

2016-06-03 16:50

South Africa faces the prospect of being cut to junk on Friday, which could weaken the nation’s currency and bonds, or being spared for at least six months.

10 things to know about SA ratings D-Day

2016-06-03 10:27

Ratings agency Standard & Poor is set to announce whether it will downgrade South Africa to junk status, or whether SA will live to fight another day.

WATCH: How SA will jump the junk hurdle - Gordhan

2016-06-03 07:21

Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan says specific steps were being taken to implement key state reform measures in a bid to stave off a long-term ratings downgrade.

SA on 'almost inevitable' path to junk - economist

2016-05-29 11:08

It's a story of an economy held back by uncertainty, lack of policy cohesion and key reforms and frequent policy mistakes, says an emerging markets economist.

Fitch warns SA of 'quick fixes' ahead of elections

2016-05-26 13:58

South African authorities should avoid populist measures such as introducing a minimum wage in the run up to local elections in August, says ratings agency Fitch.


Fitch cautions about downgrades

2016-07-07 19:06

Ratings agency Fitch says growing financial support by the IMF for most commodity exporting countries in Africa is evidence of a weakening global economy.

Fitch surprise shows SA played game well - economist

2016-06-08 20:06

Fitch's decision to keep its outlook stable shows SA played the public relations game well, but now the hard work must begin, cautions economist Mike Schüssler.

SA interbank transactions drop most in 8 years - index

2016-06-08 14:14

Interbank transactions under R5m in May recorded its largest drop in a single month since August 2008, the BankservAfrica Economic Transaction Index shows.

SA makes final junk hurdle, but GDP dives 1.2%

2016-06-08 11:46

Ratings agency Fitch has affirmed SA's investment grade credit, and surprisingly kept its outlook stable, while Stats SA has revealed that first quarter GDP shrunk by 1.2%.

Rand’s depreciation set to continue

2016-06-07 21:15

Pressure on the rand is likely to resume amid continued policy uncertainty, political tensions, and lacklustre economic growth, according to Overberg Asset Management.

Recovery from junk rating will take 7 years - economist

2016-06-03 12:48

If South Africa loses its investment grade rating, it could take seven years to regain investment status, says KPMG economist Christie Viljoen.

Weak rand sours investment mood ahead of ratings decision

2016-06-03 07:44

A feared credit downgrade for South Africa to "junk" could see direct investment in the ailing economy slide further as investors flee to other markets in search of higher returns.

Please don't downgrade us - Maimane

2016-06-02 16:23

DA leader Mmusi Maimane has pleaded with ratings agency Standard and Poor's not to downgrade South Africa to junk status.

Why Moody's didn't downgrade SA

2016-05-27 06:52

South Africa’s reinforced spending ceiling is important for the nation’s credit rating, according to ratings agency Moody’s, who recently affirmed SA’s credit rating at Baa2.

Gordhan says he cannot predict ratings outcome

2016-05-26 11:05

Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan says it was still unclear whether SA's debt could be downgraded by Standard & Poor's and Fitch after holding discussions with them.

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