ARTICLES RELATING TO DOWNGRADES

Junk status: Artisans can still thrive

2017-05-23 05:00

The credit downgrade may create business opportunities for artisans, says an economist.

Many rich South Africans look at 2nd citizenship post downgrades

2017-05-05 21:04

Many South Africans – most notably high net-worth individuals - are putting steps in place to be able to live elsewhere.

Cabinet praises Gigaba's investor talks, FDI status

2017-04-28 14:07

Cabinet has lauded the successful engagement Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba had with investors and the global finance community.

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.

SA 'junk' downgrade and your financial statements

2017-04-12 12:28

The impact of SA’s ratings downgrade is likely to affect your company’s financial statements substantially, says a partner at Mazars.

BREAKING: Fitch downgrades SA to junk status

2017-04-07 13:42

Fitch Ratings has downgraded South Africa to non-investment grade or junk status.

Rand gains as Moody's delays SA's credit rating

2017-04-04 17:45

Moody's Investor Services has decided to defer its decision on South Africa's sovereign credit rating, giving the rand a slight reprieve.

Rand roils as S&P downgrades SA

2017-04-03 21:29

The rand has continued to weaken as political uncertainty forced the hand of credit ratings agency S&P to downgrade South Africa’s long term foreign currency rating.

SA cut to junk first time since 2000 after Zuma purge

2017-04-03 19:40

South Africa has lost its investment-grade credit rating from S&P Global Ratings for the first time in 17 years following a cabinet purge by President Jacob Zuma that’s sparked increasing calls for him to resign.

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.

 

Ministers meet S&P as SA seeks to avert downgrade

2017-05-22 23:01

Four South African ministers have met with S&P Global Ratings after discussions with Moody’s Investors Service last week as the nation seeks to avoid another downgrade.

Reshuffle, downgrades could be insignificant long-term - expert

2017-05-02 19:53

The current local market performance following recent political and economic events might not even feature as a significant event on a long-term graph, says a fund manager.

SA's downgrades and your car payments

2017-04-25 17:04

Following the downgrades by international credit ratings agencies, SA’s ailing economy is set to take its toll on motorists and new car buyers, warns WesBank.

No silver bullet to stop another downgrade, says Gigaba

2017-04-13 16:03

There are no silver bullets or guarantees that will stop Moody’s from downgrading South Africa, but government is doing all it can to reassure the ratings agency, says Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba.

It's not rock bottom

2017-04-09 06:06

SA still has a little way to go before we hit ‘real’ junk status.

Two ways downgrade can hit housing market - economist

2017-04-04 19:13

The potential impact of ratings downgrades on the SA housing market can be negative in two ways, explains a property sector strategist.

Pace of S&P downgrade the big surprise

2017-04-03 22:16

The big surprise of S&P's downgrade of SA's foreign currency debt was not that it happened, but the pace at which it was sped up, says an analyst.

Remove Zuma immediately, says OUTA after S&P downgrade

2017-04-03 20:53

The ANC should take every step possible to ensure President Jacob Zuma is stripped of his role as leader of the country, says OUTA following a ratings downgrade.

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.

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