How Moody’s rated Discovery for the first time

2017-10-22 17:36

Ratings agency Moody’s has given a first time rating to financial services group Discovery Limited, just a few days after it received approval for a banking licence.

Insurance sector’s creditworthiness pressured – Moody’s

2017-09-17 17:30

Deteriorating profitability and asset risks will continue to add pressure on insurer’s creditworthiness, says ratings agency Moody’s which assigned a negative outlook to the industry.

Moody's: SA's credit rating strengths and weaknesses

2017-06-12 16:39

Moody’s lead sovereign analyst for South Africa Zuzana Brixiova reveals what counts for and against South Africa after its decision to downgrade South Africa’s credit rating.

Policy uncertainty to impact financial performance of SA metros - Moody's

2017-04-05 18:58

Moody’s has placed 13 South African sub-sovereigns on review for downgrade, following its decision to place the sovereign under review.

SA must boost business confidence to grow - economist

2017-03-15 13:59

South Africa’s business confidence index has risen two points, but is still below healthy levels as the majority of business people are dissatisfied with conditions in the economy.

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.

Radebe lauds 'Team SA' for dodging downgrade

2016-12-09 16:01

Team SA has presented a “united front” which has helped South Africa maintain its sovereign credit rating, says Minister in the Presidency Jeff Radebe.

Jammine: Trump policies matter to SA almost as much as ratings downgrade

2016-12-06 14:56

Junk downgrade fears are likely to remain during 2017 and the rand is not expected to make significant further gains in the short to medium term, warns an economist.

Rand rallies as SA dodges junk bullet

2016-12-02 19:33

The rand firmed significantly against the US dollar after S&P affirmed South Africa's credit rating at one notch above junk status.

Jammine: Pravin’s being naive – ANC infighting WILL block economic reforms.

2016-11-29 11:17

Pravin Gordhan’s view that political turmoil won't distract the ANC from the structural reforms needed to avoid a junk downgrade seems naive, says an economist.


Treasury must look at alternative tax revenue streams - economist

2017-10-16 22:15

Reducing medical tax credits, a wealth tax and a fuel levy are all on the table, says Sanisha Packirisamy of Momentum Investment.

Gigaba goes into overdrive

2017-06-18 06:09

The latest credit downgrade and announcement of an official recession have triggered a long list of interventions to be spearheaded by Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba.

Conscience important in Zuma vote, says Gordhan

2017-05-04 13:00

SA public representatives need to listen to citizens when deciding on how to vote in a motion of no confidence in President Jacob Zuma, says former finance minister Pravin Gordhan.

S&P holds Eskom rating steady

2017-03-22 19:52

Standard & Poor’s has kept Eskom's credit rating at BB-, following more certainty of government support and the outcome of the Nersa ruling on tariff hikes.

Anglo American inches towards investment grade

2017-03-02 18:06

Ratings agency Moody’s has upgraded Anglo American’s credit rating.

S&P may downgrade SA by mid 2017- analyst

2016-12-13 19:31

Political uncertainty and global developments may continue to weigh down economic growth in 2017, impacting South Africa's sovereign credit rating, according to an analyst.

Ratings risk: Time is running out for SA

2016-12-06 18:56

The risks remain high of a credit ratings downgrade unless South Africa makes more than “piecemeal” progress on structural reforms, cautions Overberg Asset Management.

S&P's ratings decision a partial victory, says Montalto

2016-12-02 20:54

S&P’s decision to affirm SA’s sovereign credit rating at one notch above sub-investment grade is a “partial victory” for National Treasury, says economist Peter Attard Montalto.

Jammine: ANC supporting Zuma may be final S&P straw – SA 'junk' on Friday?

2016-12-01 14:03

Azar Jammine frets that the fresh evidence of political turmoil in SA may trigger ratings agency, S&P, to drop the country’s debt to junk.

Political noise has not deterred Team SA – Gordhan

2016-11-29 10:41

Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan says there are good things happening in the South African economy, even though they are not reflected in the GDP.

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