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.

ANC has a heart-to-heart with business

2017-06-12 19:44

The ANC is in talks with captains of the business industry as the country faces political and economic turbulence.

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.

No change in rand on S&P ratings decision

2017-06-02 18:57

S&P's ratings announcement did little to move the Rand, with the unit closing the trading session at R12.80 to the greenback.

Treasury hopeful of positive credit ratings outlook

2017-06-01 20:02

The Treasury is hoping for a positive credit ratings outlook from both Moody’s and S&P after South Africa avoided a second downgrade by Fitch Ratings.

‘Leaders have lost interest in what’s good for SA’

2017-05-14 07:03

A former FirstRand CEO has halted some of his business ventures following the Cabinet reshuffle and the two credit rating downgrades.

Moody's places Bidvest, Growthpoint on downgrade review

2017-04-05 18:56

Businesses Bidvest and Growthpoint have been placed on review, following Moody's decision to review the sovereign's ratings.

Low growth, politics pose risk to sub-Saharan countries - Moody's

2017-01-10 10:00

Rating agency Moody’s says liquidity stress, low growth and political risk are contributing to the negative outlook placed on sub-Saharan African countries.

Zuma congratulates 'team SA' on ratings decisions

2016-12-03 14:30

President Jacob Zuma has congratulated all South Africans after a third major credit rating agency kept South Africa's sovereign debt credit rating above junk status.


'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.

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.

JSE breaks losing streak as mayhem ensues after UK vote

2017-06-09 17:59

The JSE broke a week-long losing streak as volatility prevailed in global financial markets after the UK parliamentary elections result yielded a hung parliament.

Treasury: Govt working hard to reclaim investment grade ratings

2017-06-02 19:47

The government's key focus is to safeguard confidence and reclaim South Africa's investment grade ratings, says Treasury after S&P kept the country's ratings unchanged.

FULL S&P STATEMENT: SA survives ratings downgrade

2017-06-02 18:17

Read the full statement from S&P Global Ratings affirming South Africa's long- and short-term foreign currency and local currency sovereign credit ratings.

JSE continues to slide, as resources take a hit

2017-06-01 17:46

The JSE slipped to a 5-week low as all key sectors closed in the red, with resource stocks taking most of the brunt.

Checking the downgrades scorecard

2017-05-09 20:09

To expect a recession would be overly pessimistic, Old Mutual economists say in their overview of the economy after just over a month since South Africa joined the junk status club.

Remove Zuma immediately, says OUTA after S&P downgrade

2017-04-03 20:53

The ANC should take every step possible to ensure President Jacob Zuma is stripped of his role as leader of the country, says OUTA following a ratings downgrade.

What does 2017 have in store for SA? Theuns Eloff takes a peek.

2016-12-13 19:03

2016 brought with it many challenges, none more so than for President Jacob Zuma, says analyst Theuns Eloff.

Moody's on SA fiscal consolidation and public debt trajectory

2016-11-26 07:48

Read the full statement by Moody's Investors Service on the South African government's fiscal consolidation and public debt trajectory.

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