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SA insurers downgraded, as knock-on effect of sovereign downgrade continues

2017-11-30 18:53

S&P has announced that its downgrade of SA's sovereign debt to junk has 'directly weakened' the credit quality of the investments of SA insurers who hold most of their assets in the country.

Eskom reacts to double ratings downgrade

2017-11-29 21:00

Eskom says it is “positive” that its funding plan will succeed, despite being downgraded by both S&P Global and Moody’s this week.

WATCH: How downgrades affect everyday South Africans

2017-11-28 16:44

Fin24 presenter Moeshfieka Botha talks to Abdulazeez Davids of Kagiso Asset Management about how ratings downgrades affect ordinary South Africans.

We need to change economic outlook fast - Nedbank

2017-11-25 16:06

Banking group Nedbank says that SA has a "very short window to change the outlook for the economy" following Friday's late night downgrade of SA's long-term local currency debt to junk by S&P Global Ratings.

Downgrade a 'significant blow' - CEO Initiative

2017-11-25 07:30

S&P Global's late night downgrade of SA's long-term local currency debt will put even more strain on the already low levels of business and consumer confidence in SA, says the CEO Initiative.

Gigaba's maiden budget can spark another downgrade, economist warns

2017-10-25 10:39

Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba’s mini budget definitely has the potential to lead to a ratings downgrade, Abdul Azeez Davids from Kagiso Asset Management has told Fin24.

Uncertainty stunts SA economic growth

2017-05-30 07:30

Economists unpack reasons for the low economic growth projected for 2017.

Investors seek clarity on ANC policies - research

2017-05-24 14:34

As the ANC prepares for its National Policy Conference in June, analysts say investors may have reservations over a few statements in the discussion documents.

Moody’s may downgrade SA in coming weeks - economist

2017-05-09 13:01

Moody’s, which has SA at the second-lowest investment grade level, may downgrade the country by one notch in coming weeks, says emerging markets economist Peter Attard Montalto.

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.

 

WATCH: SA downgrade - it could have been worse

2017-11-30 14:16

Raenette Taljaard, the Executive Director of Economic Research Southern, talks to Fin24 about the implications of S&P Global's downgrade of SA debt.

Moody's downgrades embattled Eskom

2017-11-29 13:09

Moody’s has downgraded Eskom, citing the state utility's liquidity woes and poor governance as the main reasons for the decision.

Mixed outlook for real estate in wake of S&P downgrade

2017-11-27 15:34

From a real estate point of view, the downgrade by S&P will likely cause a drop in housing demand within the next few months, says the CEO of a bond originator.

DA says downgrade shows lack of confidence in Presidential Fiscal Committee

2017-11-25 15:19

Friday's late night ratings downgrade of SA's long-term local currency debt by S&P Global Ratings amounts to a "vote of no confidence" in the new Presidential Fiscal Committee, says the party's finance spokesperson.

FULL STATEMENT: Moody's places SA's Baa3 ratings on review for downgrade

2017-11-25 00:02

Moody's Investors Service has placed the Baa3 long-term issuer and senior unsecured bond ratings of the government of South Africa on review for downgrade.

Inside Labour: Junk status means more pain is on the way

2017-06-30 05:00

Government and business will pass on the fallout from junk status to consumers, workers and unemployed people, all of whom pay into the fiscus through VAT, says Terry Bell.

Rand could rally to R11.50/$ on 'Zexit' - analyst

2017-05-29 21:19

When President Jacob Zuma’s term as ANC leader ends in December, it would see the rand rally to R11.50/$, said an economist.

Downgrade fallout could still get worse, economist warns

2017-05-18 12:33

The fallout following the credit downgrade to junk status by two rating agencies may not have been as bad as expected but things could still get worse, says an economist.

How SA can experience its own economic revolution

2017-05-08 13:59

Persistent adverse policy-making breaks down an economy and causes untold harm to citizens. Temba Nolutshungu proposes a four-point plan to lift SA from its economic troubles.

Sfiso Buthelezi: The word radical may scare, but it's same as inclusive growth

2017-04-28 15:23

Deputy Finance Minister Sfiso Buthelezi says there is no difference between radical economic transformation and inclusive growth.

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