ARTICLES RELATING TO DOWNGRADES

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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Playing ‘cat and mouse’ with ratings agencies

2016-05-18 07:36

Those who defend the Zuptas are stuck in an intricate web of dependency and a world of material make-believe, says Solly Moeng.

Why Gordhan looks set to live on a short leash

2016-05-16 11:29

The finance minister has been reminded of just how strong the vested interests are that could act against him if he strays too far off course, says Daniel Silke.

Kevin Lings: Moody’s positive surprise – all ‘junk’ eyes turn to S&P, Fitch in June

2016-05-09 17:18

Stanlib’s chief economist Kevin Lings gives a positive assessment of Moody’s credit rating - but South Africa isn’t out of shark-infested waters just yet.

How SA could avoid junk status

2016-04-22 21:30

There are ways SA could avoid a ratings downgrade to junk status and turn the tide on the decline, says Lesiba Mothata, chief economist at Investment Solutions.

Andrew Canter: $1.25bn Eurobond shows SA is already being treated like a “junk” borrower

2016-04-12 06:40

What to watch out for in future, and how would bond market vigilantes react if either Jacob Zuma or Pravin Gordhan were to leave the stage? Andrew Canter discusses.

 

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.

Zuma factor stymies Gordhan’s bid to rescue SA economy

2016-05-17 07:37

Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan’s efforts to restore investor confidence in SA and ward off a junk credit rating are being frustrated by the very man who appointed him.

Chris Hart opens up on junk status, IMF bailout and press freedom

2016-05-13 07:35

"Twitter victim" Chris Hart airs his views on the current economic and political climate and what he perceives as censorship on freedom of speech in South Africa.

SA downgrade won't be train smash - economist

2016-04-24 12:56

More downgrades of SA by ratings agencies will certainly not be a train smash, according to the head of fixed interest at Prudential Asset Management.

Junk downgrade: A self-fulfilling prophecy?

2016-04-21 06:47

If rating agencies are to plunge SA into junk economic status, they should at least provide clear reasons for doing so, argues a group of academics.

Junk call: SA will know in June

2016-04-10 18:14

South Africa will know in June whether it has survived a downgrade to junk status when ratings agency Standard & Poor's makes its judgment on the state of the economy.

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