SA walking ratings tightrope

2016-01-27 17:59

Ratings agency Standard and Poor's could lower SA's ratings if GDP growth does not improve in line with its current expectations.

S&P downgrades MTN amid Nigeria woes

2015-10-30 06:18

Ratings agency Standard & Poor’s has downgraded MTN’s credit rating and put the mobile network on a watch negative amid a $5.2bn fine in Nigeria.

Brazil downgraded to junk rating by S&P, deepening woes

2015-09-10 09:13

Standard & Poor's has downgraded Brazil's credit rating to junk grade, further hampering President Dilma Rousseff's efforts to regain investors' trust.

S&P affirms SA ratings, outlook stable

2014-12-12 19:48

Ratings agency Standard & Poor's has upped its forecast for GDP growth in South Africa while affirming its credit ratings of the country.

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 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.

Reasons for rand weakness double

2014-10-15 07:00

The end of fairy-tale economic policy is approaching rapidly and realism will have to enter government thinking and action again, warns an economist.


Fitch downgrades 4 South African banks

2015-12-13 12:19

Fitch rating agency has downgraded four of South Africa's big banks, while one bank was upgraded, in the wake of cutting the country's national debt to one notch above junk status.

SA faces downgrade risk as protests mar budget

2015-10-22 09:26

South Africa has taken a step closer to another credit-rating downgrade as a slowing economy forced Nhlanhla Nene to boost debt amid protests against the government.

Rand firms from 6-yr low as ratings fears abate

2014-12-12 21:01

The rand has retreated from its lowest level in six years after Standard & Poor's affirmed SA's credit ratings and said the outlook for the country remains stable.

S&P may downgrade Tesco to junk

2014-12-11 15:26

Ratings agency Standard & Poor's says it may downgrade Tesco after its latest profit warning, moving the UK grocer closer to losing its investment grade status.

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.

Rand under pressure after Moody's downgrade

2014-11-07 09:36

The rand has dipped to its weakest level in over four weeks against the US dollar after a Moody's downgrade.

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