ARTICLES RELATING TO MOODY'S

Eskom probe credit negative – Moody’s

2015-03-14 07:00

The initiation of an independent inquiry into Eskom, following the suspension of four executives, was a credit negative, ratings agency Moody's Investor Services says.

Eskom finances unlikely to improve - Moody's

2015-02-04 09:44

Beyond a large tariff hike, Moody's does not see a material improvement in Eskom's financial profile before new generation capacity comes on stream.

E-toll woes lower Moody's outlook on Sanral

2015-01-20 10:24

Moody's has changed its outlook on Sanral's issuer rating because weaker than expected e-toll revenue collection has dented the agency's financial strength.

Economy risks losing coveted credit status

2014-11-12 05:00

South Africa risks losing its investment grade credit status within five years if it fails to recover from an economic slump that prompted a downgrade by Moody's.

Markets expected downgrade - Investec

2014-11-07 19:53

Financial markets have expected Moody's Investors Service downgrade of the South African government's debt rating, says Investec.

Downgrade pours cold water on Nene's first budget

2014-11-07 12:09

The Moody’s downgrade of South Africa’s investment grade credit ratings is no surprise, but the timing certainly is, says an emerging markets economist.

Moody's welcomes Eskom equity injection

2014-10-23 13:51

Government's announcement of the package of solutions to support electricity utility Eskom is positive, says rating agency Moody's.

Moody's: Strikes affected deficit

2014-09-16 07:31

Strikes, sluggish global demand and declining commodity prices have affected South Africa's worsening current account deficit, says rating agency Moody's.

Capitec: the next Abil?

2014-08-24 09:00

Capitec too faces headwinds but it's no disaster in the making, says an asset manager.

Banking downgrade in perspective

2014-08-21 09:01

The macro-economic backdrop was one of the issues at play in Moody's downgrade of South Africa's major banks, says an expert.

 

Big Three ratings agencies defy new curbs

2015-02-18 11:15

Revenues and margins at Europe's "Big Three" credit rating agencies are back to pre-financial crisis levels and the trio are in line for more business.

Sanral not surprised by lower Moody’s outlook

2015-01-20 15:15

Sanral is solvent, although non-payment of tolls has had a negative impact on the debt levels on the toll portfolio, counters the roads agency.

Moody's lowers Russian bond rating

2015-01-18 15:04

Moody's has lowered Russia's government bond rating to one level above junk.

Moody's downgrades big five SA banks

2014-11-11 15:00

Moody's has downgraded the long-term deposit and senior debt ratings of the five largest South African banks and also looked at the IDC and Development Bank.

Downgrade an indictment on Nene - DA

2014-11-07 19:12

The DA says Moody's decision to downgrade South Africa's debt rating indicates that Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene's mini budget did not inspire confidence.

Moody's downgrades SA credit rating

2014-11-06 20:27

Moody’s has downgraded South Africa’s investment grade credit ratings, the National Treasury says.

Eskom announcement positive, says Moody's

2014-09-16 18:38

The government's funding package for Eskom is positive but lacks details on how the power utility's financial profile could be improved, says ratings agency Moody's.

Bank downgrades bad news for consumers

2014-08-27 07:00

The downgrade of SA's four biggest banks means consumers will likely pay more when seeking loans and be subject to stringent credit checks, says an expert.

S&P: No plans to downgrade SA banks

2014-08-21 11:58

Rating agency Standard & Poor's says it does not intend to downgrade SA's biggest lenders, easing concerns that Moody's cut could have a knock-on impact.

Banking downgrade piles on economic pain

2014-08-20 17:53

Moody's surprise downgrade of the country's four top banks has sent shares in the lenders lower and piled further pressure on the economy.

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