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Clothing sector seeks urgent solution to downgrades impact

2017-08-29 19:50

Labour and business in the clothing, textile, footwear and leather sectors are deeply concerned about the impact of downgrades on the industry.

Politics can trip up new govt growth plan - Fitch

2017-07-21 20:39

A positive aspect of the Inclusive Growth Action Plan is the firm deadlines for many of the measures, but the new package is not likely to significantly boost economic growth prospects, says Fitch.

The leader who caused a slump: Zuma blamed for SA mess

2017-06-21 06:01

The last time SA fell into recession it was because of the global financial crisis. This time around, economists and business executives agree, the cause is a person: the president.

What SA’s ratings downgrade means for the auction industry

2017-06-18 15:12

As South Africa’s downgrade by international rating agencies sinks in, Fanie Bielderman from Aucor spells out the anticipated impact for auctioneers.

FULL STATEMENT: Moody's downgrades SA

2017-06-09 22:44

Rating agency Moody's downgraded South Africa's credit ratings to one notch above non-investment grade. Read the full statement.

Further downgrades expected - economists

2017-06-05 16:41

Standard & Poor’s negative outlook indicates that further downgrades may be on the cards for South Africa’s sovereign debt, say economists.

SA on alert ahead of next ratings call by S&P

2017-06-02 07:07

South Africa is on alert as S&P Global Ratings is set to provide an update on the country’s credit rating, after Fitch affirmed SA's rating at BB+ with a stable outlook.

Gigaba: Ratings agencies fret over SOEs, policy uncertainty

2017-05-24 13:57

Ratings agencies' biggest concerns are state-owned firms, the ability to grow the economy and resolving policy uncertainty, says Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba.

Lion of Africa Insurance improves credit rating

2017-05-19 14:44

Over the past few months Lion of Africa Insurance has embarked on a journey to improve its credit rating.

SARB sees high risk of more credit downgrades

2017-05-02 18:42

SA faces a high risk and probability of further downgrades to its credit ratings, which may weaken the rand and lead to higher borrowing costs, warns the SA Reserve Bank.

 

D-Day: Moody's may spare South African slide to junk as Zuma clings on

2017-08-11 07:30

SA could escape a further slide to junk status in the same way that its leader, Jacob Zuma, defeated a parliamentary rebellion and clung onto power - comfortably but not without some sweating.

These SA companies enter Moody's Crossover Zone

2017-07-20 18:47

Moody's Crossover Zone report analyses global non-financial companies closest to the line separating investment grade and speculative grade.

Business confidence drop a blow to investment - Moody's

2017-06-19 11:37

Reduced business confidence in SA implies reduced investment, which at best is likely to stagnate this year, says a senior analyst at Moody's Investors Service.

#ThingsThatLedUsIntoARecession - memes

2017-06-12 13:24

Stats SA has announced earlier this month that South Africa has entered a technical recession, South Africans took to Twitter express their feelings in funny memes.

SA coughs up R80m over 9 years for ratings agencies

2017-06-06 18:28

South Africa has paid a total amount of R81.5m over the past nine years for the services rendered by four international ratings agencies, according to Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba.

S&P keeps rating at BB+

2017-06-02 17:59

Standard & Poor's has kept South Africa's long term foreign currency rating at BB+ with a negative outlook.

ALERT: Rand dips below R13/$ as Fitch affirms SA rating outlook as stable

2017-06-01 15:20

The rand has dipped below R13 to the dollar after Fitch Ratings announced it has affirmed SA's long-term foreign- and local-currency issuer default ratings at BB+ with a stable outlook.

Junk status: Artisans can still thrive

2017-05-23 05:00

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

Govt policies won't change midstream - minister

2017-05-11 18:16

Government policies will never change midstream unless the people of South Africa are affected, says Communications Minister Ayanda Dlodlo.

Malikane's attendance at US trip raises flags - DA

2017-04-23 12:18

Professor Chris Malikane’s attendance at the IMF/World Bank Spring Meeting, alongside Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba may send the wrong message to investors, says the DA.

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