ARTICLES RELATING TO RATINGS AGENCY

Fitch downgrade steps up urgency to clear junk hurdle – Treasury

2016-07-26 10:12

Fitch Ratings’ downgrade of South Africa’s local-currency debt rating is a timely reminder of the risks of a downgrade that lie ahead, says National Treasury.

Chamber of Mines 'pleased' at S&P rating

2016-06-03 20:41

Standard & Poor’s decision to maintain South Africa’s debt rating at BBB- investment grade gives the country no room for complacency, warns the Chamber of Mines.

S&P ratings reprieve won't boost SA markets - analyst

2016-06-03 18:43

The move by Standard & Poor’s to keep South Africa’s credit rating on hold was largely the consensus market view, says Craig Sherman from Ashburton Investments.

SA economic prospects don't look promising - Kganyago

2016-06-01 13:58

Recent shocks to growth and inflation have created a great deal of uncertainty and he can't predict the outcome of a rating review, says Sarb governor Lesetja Kganyago.

 

Moody’s cuts outlook for 12 UK lenders

2016-06-29 09:02

Moody’s Investors Service has lowered the outlook on 12 UK lenders, including Barclays and HSBC after predicting Brexit will reduce their profitability.

Double dose of good news for SA rand

2016-06-03 18:58

The rand has received an unexpected boost due to a dismal May jobs report out of the US and the decision by S&P to leave SA's credit rating one notch above junk status.

SA may dodge credit rating cut but risks remain - analysts

2016-06-03 16:35

S&P will probably not cut SA's credit rating to "junk" territory today, analysts say, but it may warn that any signs of political upheaval could trigger a downgrade later in the year.

Critical rating agency won't cut SA to junk status - for now

2016-02-25 20:13

SA's 2016 budget lacks significant policy announcements that will spur GDP growth, or provide enough business confidence, says rating agency Standard & Poor's.

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