ARTICLES RELATING TO CREDIT DOWNGRADE

Zuma the barrier to Ramaphosa's new SA economy

2018-02-12 16:46

Cyril Ramaphosa will have to take down several barriers before he can truly implement changes to SA’s economy, say analysts.

New leadership could boost 'flatlined' business confidence - report

2017-11-28 14:06

With business confidence still low, strong new leadership emerging from the ANC's elective conference could provide a much-needed lift, according to the RMB/BER Business Confidence Index.

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.

Rand gains on Mugabe exit and CPI dip, but momentum constrained

2017-11-22 11:08

The rand has dipped below R14/$ following news of Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe's resignation, but domestic developments will prevent it from making further gains, say analysts.

New economic plan needed to avoid investment strike - Ramaphosa

2017-10-29 13:35

South Africa needs a recovery plan for the economy to reassure investors, says Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa.

Ratings agencies likely to wait till December - economist

2017-10-26 12:57

The mini budget has increased the likelihood of additional credit rating downgrades before year-end, says an economist.

Construction confidence falls to lowest level in 6 years

2017-06-28 12:42

The FNB Bureau of Economic Research Civil Confidence Index fell to its lowest level in six years.

Government plans to stick to the budget - Gigaba

2017-06-15 17:15

Government will have to resort to reducing its spend given low growth prospects, Bloomberg reports.

Recession probably over already – analysts

2017-06-13 06:00

Analysts say that South Africa had entered a recession as far back as September 2016, and that the economy has probably already started recovering.

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.

 

Consumer confidence still in the doldrums – index

2018-02-01 07:09

Consumer confidence for the fourth quarter of 2017 remained negative, registering below the zero mark for the third consecutive year.

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.

SARB won’t move on rates as it awaits downgrade decision - analyst

2017-11-23 06:00

The Monetary Policy Committee may keep rates unchanged given the looming credit downgrade, says an analyst.

Retail sales robust, but credit downgrade could slow down momentum

2017-11-16 08:23

Retail sales growth remained robust at 5.4% in September, but an analyst has warned that a credit downgrade could “derail” the momentum of the sector.

WATCH: SOEs behind the decay of the fiscus – economist

2017-10-26 21:45

Much of the decay of the country’s fiscus is self-made through bailouts to state-owned enterprises, says an economist.

The ‘recession drought’ is not over yet

2017-09-08 11:02

Despite the strong rebound in second-quarter GDP, South Africa’s economy needs to perform even better if the lives of the majority of its population are to be improved.

Govt's 'reform' efforts won't quell ratings fears - analyst

2017-06-16 09:40

Despite government’s efforts, South Africa still lacks needed economic reforms, says an analyst.

ALERT: Moody’s downgrades Eskom, Sasol, MTN, ACSA… and more

2017-06-14 06:01

Moody’s has downgraded the credit ratings of Eskom, Sasol, MTN, ACSA and taken action on eight other South African corporates.

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.

Could it be an extended recession?

2017-06-11 06:00

Much depends on political developments and their impact on SA’s vulnerable credit ratings, say economists.

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