ARTICLES RELATING TO RATINGS DOWNGRADE

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.

SA is in sticky situation with deep consequences - economist

2017-04-12 19:31

Although the reality in SA is worrying, people are either too hyperbolic or too optimistic, says emerging market economist Peter Attard Montalto.

Rand 'mauled' in reshuffle aftermath

2017-04-11 16:02

Since the ill-fated cabinet reshuffle, the rand has lost 11% versus the dollar and 9% on a trade-weighted basis, says Overberg Asset Management.

Nuclear uncertainty cited as one of the reasons for Fitch downgrade - economist

2017-04-07 19:39

Government's pursuit of an unaffordable nuclear build programme was highlighted in Fitch's reasons for a credit ratings downgrade to junk status.

 

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.

Deep discount lures buyers to SA banks despite junk

2017-04-13 09:39

Foreign investors have been snapping up South African banking stocks, enticed by the cheapest valuations relative to emerging-market peers since 2011.

Junk status blow may be too much to deal with, warns Nzimande

2017-04-11 17:24

Higher Education Minister Blade Nzimande says a junk status credit rating could potentially wreak havoc on the lives of workers and the poor unless South Africans work together.

Pressure on Zuma builds as SA girds for protests

2017-04-11 12:31

A week after President Jacob Zuma appeared to have weathered calls to resign, former leaders of the ruling ANC are ratcheting up pressure on him to quit.

No turning point yet for rand, SA assets - researcher

2017-04-07 18:55

Two successive credit ratings downgrades to junk status is unlikely to signal that the worst is over for South Africa and that the rand could regain lost ground, says a researcher at Citi.

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