How being downgraded has affected countries around the world

2017-05-18 21:00

A research and investment analyst at Glacier by Sanlam explores what impact a sovereign credit ratings downgrade has had on countries around the world.

Banking sector still well capitalised, despite downgrades - analyst

2017-04-25 07:49

South African banks remain well capitalised and the recent downgrades should have a minimal impact on their profit margins, says an analyst.

Zuma curse stalks SA banks as bond sales set to stall

2017-04-13 14:53

Just as things have been starting to look up for South African banks with economic growth and lending poised to rebound, President Jacob Zuma strikes again.

World debt to increase to $44trn - S&P

2017-02-27 13:58

As countries' absolute debt levels continue to rise, total global sovereign commercial debt stock will reach an all-time high of $44trn by the end of 2017, says Standard & Poor's.

One year after Nenegate: SA bond yields recover

2016-12-09 11:15

South African government bond yields recovered in recent months following more political certainty since Nenegate, says the South African Reserve Bank.

Oil retreats below $47 before Opec meeting as metals snap rally

2016-11-29 07:24

Oil has retreated back below $47 as Opec members haggled ahead of a meeting on production cuts, while a rally in metals ran out of steam.

Brian Kantor: The rand and its importance for bonds and equities

2016-11-02 14:28

How do the latest movements in the rand impact the performance of equities and bonds? Economist Brian Kantor combs through the data.

Old Mutual share price rallies on ZSE

2016-10-04 18:48

Fear of the introduction of bond notes by the Zimbabwean government has sent Old Mutual's share price on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange sky rocketing.

We're above board, insists Zuma's bank

2016-09-14 13:30

The CEO of VBS Mutual Bank, which has loaned the president money to pay for his Nkandla upgrades, says the institution is fully compliant with its banking licence conditions.

African Bank repurchases $207m worth of bonds

2016-09-05 19:23

African Bank has repurchased $207m worth of bonds from its foreign currency-denominated bond holders issued under its $6bn Euro Medium Term Note programme.


Downgrades draw attention to SA All Bond Index

2017-05-09 18:00

Despite being well represented in the market, the SA All Bond Index is highly concentrated and dominated by SA Government exposure, explains an expert.

You have options - banks 'don't really want to repossess your home'

2017-04-19 21:00

Home loans, usually one of the biggest monthly expenses, are also becoming a big financial headache for consumers battling to keep up with bond repayments.

No turning point yet for rand, SA assets - researcher

2017-04-07 18:55

Two successive credit ratings downgrades to junk status is unlikely to signal that the worst is over for South Africa and that the rand could regain lost ground, says a researcher at Citi.

Everything you thought you knew about bond yields is wrong: HSBC

2017-02-01 12:11

HSBC analysts have challenged the belief that the fundamental forces of economic growth, state spending, inflation and central bank guidance propel government debt yields.

R24 trillion lost as global bonds suffer worst monthly meltdown

2016-12-01 07:47

The 30-year-old bull market in bonds looks to be ending with a bang in month that also saw world equity markets’ capitalisation climb R8.9trn.

Investment in tertiary education 'not a smart move' - pensioners

2016-11-18 16:47

The monitoring group that oversees the Government Employees Pension Fund (GEPF) is up in arms over a proposal that the Fund invest in so-called education bonds.

SA named best country for debt issuance in SSA

2016-10-09 14:53

South Africa has been named the best country for debt management/Sovereign Bond Issuance in Sub-Saharan Africa.

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.

Thriving Islamic bond market can benefit Africa - S&P

2016-09-09 17:55

Developing the Islamic bond market in sub-Saharan Africa can benefit the region's funding requirements, says S&P Global Ratings.

China bonds decline for third week

2016-09-04 11:37

China’s bonds have dropped for a third week on signs the central bank is tightening funding conditions and as economic data point to a stabilising economy.

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