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Fitch: SA confidence rebound harder with Dlamini-Zuma

2017-12-10 15:17

South Africa’s weak business confidence is less likely to rebound if former African Union Commission chair Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma is elected as leader of the ruling ANC, Fitch Ratings says.

WATCH: How downgrades affect everyday South Africans

2017-11-28 16:44

Fin24 presenter Moeshfieka Botha talks to Abdulazeez Davids of Kagiso Asset Management about how ratings downgrades affect ordinary South Africans.

Downgrade a 'significant blow' - CEO Initiative

2017-11-25 07:30

S&P Global's late night downgrade of SA's long-term local currency debt will put even more strain on the already low levels of business and consumer confidence in SA, says the CEO Initiative.

Rand hits R14/$ as markets await ratings decisions

2017-11-24 12:58

The rand’s movements will be dominated by ratings agencies' assessments scheduled to come out on Friday, as well as a possible spill-over from #BlackFriday, says an analyst.

Fitch puts Eskom on Rating Watch Negative

2017-11-17 21:30

The ratings agency said it expected Minister of Public Enterprises Lynne Brown to appoint a permanent Eskom board before the end of November.

S&P warns of more downgrades over proposed changes to SARB mandate

2017-06-20 14:15

S&P Global warns that South Africa’s credit rating could be downgraded further if government takes up the recommendation to change the Constitutional mandate of the Reserve Bank.

CEOs agree to work with Gigaba, but want state capture inquiry

2017-06-14 10:49

The CEO Initiative have met with Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba, where they committed to work with government and labour to save the economy.

Gigaba delays briefing on economy to attend ANC leadership meeting

2017-06-12 11:38

Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba has postponed a briefing on the way forward for the economy, to attend an ANC leadership meeting.

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.

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.

 

WATCH: SA downgrade - it could have been worse

2017-11-30 14:16

Raenette Taljaard, the Executive Director of Economic Research Southern, talks to Fin24 about the implications of S&P Global's downgrade of SA debt.

We need to change economic outlook fast - Nedbank

2017-11-25 16:06

Banking group Nedbank says that SA has a "very short window to change the outlook for the economy" following Friday's late night downgrade of SA's long-term local currency debt to junk by S&P Global Ratings.

Rand faces test on looming risk of SA junk rating

2017-11-24 16:17

Already bruised by political and budget troubles, the rand faces its next crucial test in less than 24 hours - reviews by two ratings companies.

Fitch keeps SA ratings at junk with stable outlook

2017-11-23 18:14

Fitch Ratings has kept SA's long-term foreign and local currency debt ratings at ‘BB+’ - commonly known as 'junk' - with a stable outlook.

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.

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.

Rand survives downgrade storm despite warnings of more to come

2017-06-12 11:48

The rand has survived the latest rating agency announcement, which saw Moody’s downgrade both the local and foreign currency rating to Baa3 and maintained a negative outlook.

How SA can get back to investment grade

2017-06-12 07:00

Economists share what it will take for South Africa to inch back towards investment grade, which includes a change in the presidency.

Treasury warns of more credit rating shocks as Moody’s downgrades SA

2017-06-09 23:45

National Treasury has warned that the Moody’s rating downgrade with a negative outlook “indicates that the risk of further downgrades is still there”.

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.

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