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'Hit' on SARB erodes SA's institutional framework, warns Moody's

2017-09-13 13:52

Recent challenges to SA's institutions have eroded their strength although the country is still "well balanced", says rating agency Moody’s.

BLSA's Mohale calls for Zuma's head

2017-09-04 11:15

Corruption has increased under President Jacob Zuma’s tenure, and removing him will be positive for the business environment, says the head of Business Leadership SA.

Junk ratings across Africa, yet bond yields don't show it

2017-08-24 11:32

Every African nation that has sold dollar debt now has at least one junk rating, but it would be hard to tell by looking at the bond market.

S&P warns of downgrade if SA misses targets

2017-08-06 07:42

South Africa’s credit rating could be downgraded if the country’s growth and tax collections missed forecasts by a wide berth, says S&P Global analyst Gardner Rusike.

Hanekom slates Treasury for 'inadequate' downgrade analysis

2017-06-20 11:39

ANC MP Derek Hanekom has criticised National Treasury for its “inadequate analysis” of the downgrades of South Africa’s sovereign credit rating.

Snap survey: Economists expect Moody's to downgrade SA

2017-06-09 15:54

Five economists Fin24 spoke to agree rating agency Moody’s will downgrade the country’s credit rating by one notch, keeping it at investment grade. However, another two believe the downgrade will be to junk status.

Recession: What it means for SA

2017-06-08 11:33

An unexpected contraction in economic growth has thrown the country into recession. Experts say that this could result in the unemployment rate jumping to 29% this year, writes finweek contributor Mariam Isa.

Treasury hopeful of positive credit ratings outlook

2017-06-01 20:02

The Treasury is hoping for a positive credit ratings outlook from both Moody’s and S&P after South Africa avoided a second downgrade by Fitch Ratings.

Junk status and your car: Buy, sell or repair?

2017-05-24 08:26

'The reality is that the shine of a new car fades when the bills come in and you are overextended,' says the Motor Industry Workshop Association as it highlights the pitfalls of purchasing a new car in SA.

Junk status: Artisans can still thrive

2017-05-23 05:00

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

 

SA banks rein in lending as economy stutters

2017-09-08 12:18

South Africa’s four biggest banks, pummelled by political wrangling and enmeshed in economic malaise, are increasingly shying away from their main role: lending.

Africa’s other junk economies

2017-08-27 06:00

Every African nation that has sold dollar debt has at least one junk rating.

SA banks performing well despite downgrades

2017-08-15 22:42

SA’s banks have been virtually recession proof, delivering robust earnings growth and return on equity despite the turbulent economic and political environment.

SA will take 6 years to beat junk status - economist

2017-07-20 12:00

SA remains unique in that the crisis it faces following the credit rating downgrades is not as deep as elsewhere, says economist Lesiba Mothata.

Junk status for dummies: Why the real junk is yet to come

2017-06-16 15:00

There are two crucial credit ratings that have yet to be downgraded to junk status. If and when they are cut, South Africans will truly be a country in junk status.

Count down: SA waits with bated breath for Moody's ratings call

2017-06-09 06:00

The much awaited announcement on South Africa's credit ratings from Moody's is expected after the market closes.

Manuel: White monopoly capital doesn't exist

2017-06-04 06:02

The former finance minister didn’t mince his words when talking about SA’s credit rating, state capture and what needed to change, writes Justin Brown.

Junk status still denting new car sales

2017-06-01 19:10

The new vehicle sales industry continues to suffer the effects of South Africa's downgrade to junk status, says the National Association of Automobile Manufacturers of SA.

ANC leaders to discuss Zuma removal at NEC - Bloomberg

2017-05-23 15:27

The top leadership of the ruling African National Congress will discuss the option of removing President Jacob Zuma from his post at a May 26 to 28 meeting.

The investment case for listed property

2017-05-18 15:44

When dark clouds gather, jittery investors often see listed property as a safe haven. How is this sector weathering the recent credit ratings downgrades? Which companies are possible options for investors?

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