ARTICLES RELATING TO DOWNGRADES

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.

SA economy not growing fast enough to tackle problems - Ramaphosa

2016-11-29 16:32

The South African economy is not growing at the rate required to decisively tackle unemployment, inequality and poverty, says Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa.

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.

Coovadia slates NPA over 'bogus' Gordhan charges

2016-10-18 20:30

Prominent banker Cas Coovadia has accused the NPA of grandstanding at the press briefing where the decision to charge Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan was announced.

Does Zuma want Gordhan to go or stay?

2016-10-12 21:00

President Jacob Zuma is trying to lay the foundation for removing Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan without the shock of Nenegate, says an analyst.

We want Joburg and Tshwane back - ANC's Mkhize

2016-09-07 08:54

ANC treasurer general Zweli Mkhize has appeased ratings agencies, saying there is no reason why the ANC should have a problem of policy between now and 2019.

Gordhangate: How business should react

2016-08-25 17:09

Political analyst Aubrey Matshiqi shares his views on the events surrounding Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan and the all-important link between business and politics.

Daniel Silke: Local vote, national ramifications

2016-08-01 06:31

SA is at a political and economic crossroads, and a combination of political change and economic mismanagement is intersecting to hasten this, writes Daniel Silke.

Recovery from junk rating will take 7 years - economist

2016-06-03 12:48

If South Africa loses its investment grade rating, it could take seven years to regain investment status, says KPMG economist Christie Viljoen.

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No downgrade from Moody's - here's one analyst's reason why

Analyst Justice Malala believes the Constitutional Court judgment on non-security upgrades to Nkandla influenced Moody's rating decision earlier this year.

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Moody’s must stay away from SA - ANCYL

2017-01-25 18:10

Government must bar credit ratings agency Moody's from setting foot in South Africa, says the ANC Youth League.

Zuma laments South Africans politicising ratings move

2016-11-23 16:46

The problem with South Africans is that they’re “politicising” the decision of ratings agencies on the country’s sovereign credit rating, says President Jacob Zuma.

Gordhan: We're working hard to avert downgrade

2016-11-14 13:54

Government, business and labour have done “phenomenal” work in trying to prevent a credit ratings downgrade, says Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan.

Pravin Gordhan: My spine is still very straight

2016-10-14 15:26

Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan says he is part of a generation of activists that will continue to stand up against injustice.

Junk for Turkey

2016-10-02 07:18

Moody’s cuts Turkey’s sovereign credit rating, but the country vows to plough ahead with structural reforms.

Zuma likely to embark on containment strategy - economist

2016-09-02 22:00

A “containment strategy” from President Jacob Zuma and his supporters is a likely scenario in the coming weeks, says emerging markets economist Peter Attard Montalto.

Gordhan saga a proxy for tough choices - Silke

2016-08-25 07:38

However the dice falls, the tough road ahead will be felt in differing degrees or difficulty, writes political economist Daniel Silke.

Brics eyes a new rating firm to rival big three

2016-06-27 09:12

The Brics nations are looking to set up a new credit-rating company in an effort to break the dominance of the big three developed-nation firms.

Wikus Furstenberg: ‘Junk’ already priced into markets – But what next?

2016-05-31 07:17

Portfolio manager Wikus Furstenberg believes a downgrade to junk status is inevitable and presents some interesting views on what happens next.

PPC plunges on downgrade warning

2016-05-23 12:27

A warning of a probable credit rating downgrade has sent cement maker PPC's share price plunging to its biggest drop on record.

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