3 things markets are watching closely as SA heads to the polls

2019-05-08 07:00

So you're ready to make your mark, but is that enough to turn the economy around? Here are three things that the markets will be keeping an eye on as the nation heads to the polls.

Don't relax yet, business leaders warn after Moody's breather

2019-03-30 15:45

The decision by Moody's not to update its ratings on SA's sovereign debt is a reminder of government's urgent to do list, the CEO Initiative and the Banking Association of SA have said.

Davies: I hope Moody's will cut us some slack

2019-03-27 06:02

Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies says he hopes Moody's will consider recent improvements when it makes its decision on the country's credit rating.

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.

Moody's cuts SA credit rating outlook to negative

2015-12-16 09:44

South Africa’s credit rating outlook has been cut to negative by Moody’s, which said the country faces “prolonged” slow growth and increasing political pressures.

Rand under pressure after Moody's downgrade

2014-11-07 09:36

The rand has dipped to its weakest level in over four weeks against the US dollar after a Moody's downgrade.

Sanral's credit rating affirmed

2013-12-09 07:54

After the roll-out of e-tolling in Gauteng, Moody's has confirmed Sanral's rating with a negative outlook, according to a report.


Govt aid, tariffs may not be enough for debt-laden Eskom - Moody's

2019-04-02 13:37

Ratings agency Moody's has said that government's financial support to embattled power utility Eskom and the announcement of recent electricity tariffs by the National Energy Regulator of SA may prove 'insufficient to address the company's long-standing financial troubles'.

Moody's delay is good news for the rand, say analysts

2019-03-30 09:43

Moody's decision to skip the assessment of South Africa's credit rating is good news for the rand, analysts have said.

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.

Mark Ingham: Exposing junk – dispelling ratings agency myths, mumbo jumbo.

2016-12-15 09:56

An independent investment analyst reckons most commentators missed the entire point of what ratings agencies do and how they affect our lives. He sets the record straight.

Moody's to review Greek gov't bond rating

2015-02-09 10:15

Moody's says that it has been placing Greece's government bond rating on review for downgrade as the agency warned that there was great uncertainty.

Chinese firms face off with ratings agencies

2014-09-19 10:30

Chinese companies hounded by debt obligations accrued over the past few years are grappling with a new adversary at what is a very inconvenient time.

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