ARTICLES RELATING TO CREDIT RATINGS

Why credit rating agencies are still getting away with bad behaviour

2019-06-27 17:07

The three dominant international credit rating agencies have been accused of many faults, says Misheck Mutize.

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'.

ANALYSIS: Mboweni's back - and this is what he's bringing

2018-10-09 20:59

South Africa’s new finance minister is eminently qualified… and he is an avocado farmer, too.

Moody's cuts SA's GDP forecast as recession bites

2018-09-06 12:49

The ratings agency says that because of the recession, the SA Reserve Bank will face facing 'increasingly challenging decisions from an acceleration in inflation'.

Fitch likely to keep SA's sovereign credit rating unchanged - economist

2018-06-13 20:30

Global ratings agency Fitch is likely to keep South Africa's credit rating unchanged at BB+ - aka "junk" - when they announce its review later this week, an economist has said.

What SA needs to do to climb out of junk status - S&P

2018-05-27 11:26

South Africa could improve its ratings and move back into investment grade territory if there was sustained economic growth and fiscal outcomes, according to Standard and Poor’s Global Ratings.

5 reasons why SA is still junk status, according to S&P

2018-05-26 09:21

Global ratings agencies S&P acknowledges the reforms being undertaken by President Cyril Ramaphosa’s administration but flagged “considerable” challenges to improving the country’s financial position.

5 reasons why Moody’s gave SA a ratings breather

2018-03-24 09:17

Ratings agency Moody's has listed five reasons why it did not downgrade South Africa to junk status following a 90-day review period.

SA assets advance as budget seen averting junk status

2018-02-23 18:48

Government bonds have rallied, while the rand and stocks gained as the budget convinced most investors the country is doing enough to stave off another credit-rating downgrade.

'Irrationality and fiscal irresponsibility' could hasten downgrade to junk - Wierzycka

2017-11-20 17:05

Although ratings agencies are not supposed to make decisions about credit ratings based on politics, the most recent high-level resignations in National Treasury and rumours about fee-free education could be the last straw, says Sygnia's Magda Wierzycka.

 

Hefty fine for credit rating agency over conflict of interest breach

2019-04-30 21:05

The Financial Sector Conduct Authority has imposed a penalty of R487 000 on Global Credit Rating over a breach of its conflict of interest rules.

Treasury pledges reforms as S&P maintains non-investment grade rating

2018-11-24 11:45

In the statement National Treasury said the S&P decision gave South Africa an opportunity to "demonstrate further concrete implementation of measures that are aimed at turning around the growth trajectory".

WATCH: Mboweni faces double challenge as SA's 5th finance chief in 3 years

2018-10-09 19:36

SA's fifth finance chief in less than three years will have to oversee an economy that’s fallen into recession and help President Cyril Ramaphosa rebuild confidence battered by mismanagement under former President Jacob Zuma.

S&P raises Capitec, African Bank's national rating

2018-07-03 12:46

Standard and Poor’s has raised Capitec and African Bank's national scale credit rating after revising its mapping table for South Africa and financial institutions.

Don't underestimate what SA has achieved in the past three months

2018-06-06 07:30

Ratings agency S&P's latest decision may be disappointing, but is a great opportunity for some important conversations, writes Bonang Mohale.

Why land reform doesn’t worry ratings agencies yet

2018-05-26 13:11

Two of the largest international ratings agencies, Moody’s and S&P have downplayed concerns about the policy adopted by the ANC at its December conference to expropriate land without compensation.

Government determined to improve credit ratings after S&P keeps SA at junk status

2018-05-26 07:38

National Treasury says it is determined to achieve improved ratings as it noted Standard and Poor’s assessment of challenges and opportunities SA faces in the immediate to long term.

Markets taking Moody's rating review in their stride

2018-03-23 13:29

It’s a rating decision that could trigger as much as R70bn of capital outflows from the South African economy, still investors aren’t batting an eyelid.

JSE flat as markets await rating decisions

2017-11-24 19:16

The JSE closed flat on Thursday as markets wait to see what happens with the sovereign ratings decisions from Moody’s and S&P.

SA escapes ratings downgrade by Moody's

2017-08-11 20:07

Moody’s Investor Services did not publish a credit rating update for South Africa as many have expected, saying there had not been any real events warranting a credit ratings review.

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