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ARTICLES RELATING TO RATINGS DOWNGRADE

S&P's China downgrade is 'wrong decision,' Finance Ministry says

2017-09-22 09:45

China has rebuffed the S&P Global Ratings downgrade of its sovereign credit rating, calling it a 'wrong decision' that ignores economic fundamentals and development potential.

Worst may be over as SA and Nigeria emerge from economic rut

2017-09-04 07:06

The worst may be over for Africa’s two largest economies as they likely emerged from a slump in the second quarter.

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.

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.

FULL SPEECH: Economic transformation gets go ahead

2017-06-15 14:14

Addressing the media to chart the way forward following South Africa’s entrance of a recession, Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba says economic transformation should be advanced.

There is no meaningful plan to avert more rating downgrades - economist

2017-06-10 14:30

There will be no meaningful structural reforms or political resolutions to avert further downgrades, Nomura emerging market economist Peter Montalto has said.

Moody’s downgrade: ANC has a plan to trigger positive credit ratings

2017-06-10 11:30

The African National Congress has reacted to the latest ratings downgrade by pledging to resolve policy uncertainty at its two party conferences this year.

Economy of emergency: How to escape the recession

2017-06-09 11:33

The recession should rather be seen as an emergency and pragmatic short term goals to achieve growth should be implemented fast.

Nuclear stall could buy SA ratings reprieve - economist

2017-05-05 07:04

The fact that SA’s nuclear programme has been put on hold for the foreseeable future could give the country a credit ratings reprieve, says an economist.

Gigaba berates govt leaders over reckless downgrade statements

2017-04-13 20:32

Government leaders should not make reckless statements, but rather show empathy towards South Africans, following the recent ratings downgrades, says Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba.

 

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.

Business leaders brace for more rating downgrades

2017-09-01 10:38

South African business leaders are preparing for more credit-rating reductions as mismanagement hobbles state companies and after bad decisions by President Jacob Zuma.

Moody’s lists 7 key events as it frets over SA’s institutional strength

2017-08-16 11:12

Moody’s has listed seven recent key events as it warned of a gradual erosion of the nation’s institutional strength.

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.

Moody’s downgrades SA’s top 5 banks … and more

2017-06-12 20:22

Moody’s has downgraded the credit ratings of South Africa’s top five banks, three development finance institutions, 10 regional and local governments and three government-related entities.

Full impact of downgrades has yet to hit SA - Coovadia

2017-06-10 13:30

South Africa has yet to experience the full impact of credit rating downgrades, Banking Association South Africa MD Cas Coovadia has warned.

CEOs warn against populist rhetoric as Moody’s downgrades SA

2017-06-10 10:07

The CEO Initiative has warned that populist policies that focus on short-term solutions will only result in the economy slipping further away.

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.

Downgrade: The immediate consequences for South Africans

2017-04-18 19:10

Kirk Swart and Brett Birkenstock of Overberg Asset Management consider some of the immediate consequences of South Africa's downgrade to junk status.

Gigaba: We've dealt with utterances by ministers downplaying junk status

2017-04-13 11:56

Government is acutely aware of SA's credit ratings downgrades, despite comments made by some ministers, Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba has said.

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