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.

Commodities boom may prolong Zim's economic crisis - report

2017-02-08 15:12

Rising commodity prices will allow a continuation of policy decisions that will only prolong long-term economic stagnation in Zimbabwe, says a report by a research house.

ANC's Mantashe, Duarte slate rating agencies over political bias

2017-01-18 12:28

The ANC has accused rating agencies of not being fair, and says they are politically slanted and funded by groups that push a particular ideological outlook.

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.


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.

Rating agencies to keep keen eye on SOE funding

2017-02-17 15:32

Rating agencies will be taking note of how Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan will fund state-owned enterprises.

Warts and all, rating agencies kept SA on straight and narrow

2017-01-18 17:31

It would be a pity if rating agencies' opinion is lost; capitalism and its instruments may not be pretty, but there seem few alternative games in town, says Daniel Silke.

Mark Ingham: Exposing junk – dispelling ratings agency myths, mumbo jumbo.

2016-12-15 09:56

An independent investment analyst reckons most commentators missed the entire point of what ratings agencies do and how they affect our lives. He sets the record straight.

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.

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