ARTICLES RELATING TO FITCH

Fitch affirms SA banks, but drops outlooks to negative

2016-12-06 19:40

Fitch Ratings has affirmed the long-term issuer default ratings of four banks, while revising their outlooks to negative from stable.

Political division retards economic policy

2016-12-05 05:46

The new year is set to be a battle not only between political heavyweights but between those clamouring for action rather than mere politicking, says Daniel Silke.

Ratings decision vindicates govt, labour and business efforts - CEOs

2016-11-27 11:58

The decision by Fitch to retain SA’s sovereign credit rating at its current level is a vindication of efforts by government, labour and business, says the CEO Initiative.

Ratings: SA on brink of change, says Fuzile

2016-11-25 20:34

Preserving South Africa's investment-grade rating amid the current domestic and global challenges is good for now, says National Treasury director general Lungisa Fuzile.

Ratings D-Day: Why it matters and can't be ignored

2016-11-25 07:01

The upcoming credit ratings reviews are likely to not only have an impact on government, but also on ordinary South Africans, says Mampho Modise.

Jonas: We assured Fitch SA's commited to fiscal discipline

2016-11-15 17:19

National Treasury had a meeting with Fitch ratings agency on Tuesday in which it affirmed South Africa’s commitment to fiscal discipline.

Brics ratings agency is 'politically motivated'

2016-10-18 07:52

A Brics rating agency will have to offer value-added service to gain credibility among other rating agencies.

Locals on sidelines as foreigners reap SA debt reward

2016-09-30 08:34

South Africa is looking better from the outside than the inside, judging by the behaviour of bond investors.

ANC risks shift to populist policies, warns Fitch

2016-08-05 20:05

The ANC could resort to populist policies to appease dissatisfied voters after losing significant ground in local elections, according to Fitch.

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.

 

S&P celebration is over, time to roll up sleeves - Fuzile

2016-12-05 07:12

“We must roll up our sleeves and get down to work and do what is necessary to make sure that come 6 months’ time we will not be panicking,” says Treasury chief Lungisa Fuzile.

Jammine: Pravin’s being naive – ANC infighting WILL block economic reforms.

2016-11-29 11:17

Pravin Gordhan’s view that political turmoil won't distract the ANC from the structural reforms needed to avoid a junk downgrade seems naive, says an economist.

Fitch takes SA closer to junk status

2016-11-27 08:36

South Africa’s credit rating has edged closer to “junk” status as one of the three major international ratings agencies changed its outlook from stable to negative.

SA on cusp of junk downgrade - economist

2016-11-25 20:09

South Africa is edging closer to a possible junk credit rating after Fitch Ratings' review, cautions chief economist at Standard Chartered Razia Khan.

Proposed minimum wage to be announced - Ramaphosa

2016-11-19 08:45

A proposed figure for a minimum wage will be published on Sunday following a Nedlac meeting, Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa says.

SA's weak growth a stumbling block to reducing debt

2016-10-30 15:29

At a 0.5% growth rate, South Africa’s poor economic performance is the biggest impediment to stabilising its debt situation, says ratings agency Fitch.

SA will be in 'a very scary place' if cut to junk over politics

2016-10-17 06:36

South Africa will find itself in a frightening situation if political uncertainty sparks a credit rating downgrade to junk status, warns an economist.

Govt sticks to spending discipline, economic reforms

2016-08-08 18:37

National Treasury has moved to soothe concerns by ratings agencies about government spending and populist policies, following the local government elections.

Rand up as SA local-currency debt rating downgraded by Fitch

2016-07-26 08:44

Fitch Ratings has downgraded South Africa’s local-currency debt rating one level to bring it into line with the nation’s foreign-currency rating.

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.

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