Solly Moeng | When it comes to lockdown, one size doesn't fit all

2020-04-08 06:03

SA may benefit from a staggered return to economic activity, says Solly Moeng.

Solly Moeng | Rock bottom is a great place for a fresh start

2020-04-01 06:01

Finance Minister Tito Mboweni had a "hallelujah" moment after the Moody's downgrade for a reason, says Solly Moeng.

Moody's cuts Sasol deeper into junk, but shares rise on fuel hedging

2020-03-31 14:43

Sasol sees a further downgrade of Ba2 from Moody's, and another downgrade of BB from S&P, all within a month.

This is how Moody's could change your life tonight

2019-11-01 15:47

Losing its investment grade is not the end of the world – other countries, like Brazil, have been junk for years.

Recession and downgrade? Economists spell out risks that come with load shedding

2019-03-25 06:30

Economists say the risks to the South African economy are so grim that the country is flirting with a fresh technical recession.

D-Day for SA sovereign credit rating

2018-03-23 05:45

Global ratings agency Moody's is likely to make its long-awaited announcement on whether it will downgrade SA's credit rating on junk status on Friday.

Rand steady on Zuma prosecution announcement

2018-03-16 15:49

The rand was unchanged after National Prosecuting Authority boss Shaun Abrahams announced that President Jacob Zuma would be prosecuted.

Eskom to pay back R5bn PIC loan, as union vows 'never again'

2018-03-01 05:30

Eskom has confirmed that the R5bn short-term loan it received from the Public Investment Corporation will be paid back on Thursday.

Eskom gets another S&P downgrade following 2018 Budget

2018-02-28 09:59

S&P Global Ratings has downgraded the long-term debt of Eskom to the seventh rung of non-investment grade, with a negative outlook.

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.


Rand breaches R19/$ mark as Fitch downgrades SA further into 'junk'

2020-04-03 10:15

The rand has been the worst performing EM currency over the past year.

OPINION | Disasters and downgrades - SA's diary of a bad year

2020-03-31 20:00

Financial modelling reveals that the economy could shrink as much as 5% in real terms this year – an unprecedented figure in recent times. By comparison, the economy shrank by around 2% as a result of past crises in 1983, 1992 and 2009, says Adrian Saville.

SA's junk spiral may deepen as S&P likely to cut outlook

2019-11-18 07:00

South Africa could move deeper into junk territory.

Moody’s has gone from being cross with SA to giving us the silent treatment – and that is scarier by far

2019-04-01 08:45

It's not the parent who is threatening and cajoling a difficult kid that the kid should fear, it is the one who goes quiet. And that's what Moody's is doing to South Africa right now.

Gupta mines undersupply coal as Eskom puts brave face on downgrade

2018-03-30 14:42

Eskom says it’s running low on coal at six stations as mines owned by the Gupta family failed to meet their contractual supply obligations.

Deputy finance minister Gungubele confident SA will avoid downgrade

2018-03-22 13:49

The deputy finance minister has hinted he is confident the country will avoid a credit downgrade by Moody’s when it announces its country review on Friday.

Rand firm as market focus turns to Moody's ratings decision

2018-03-14 12:22

The rand firmed against the dollar in early trade, as the SA market started to shift its focus to whether Moody's would downgrade SA's sovereign credit rating to junk later in the month.

Eskom signs R20bn credit facility amid 'unfortunate' downgrade

2018-02-28 15:58

Eskom, which has secured an extra R20bn in short-term credit, says the latest downgrade of its long-term debt by S&P comes as it is 'starting to see slight improvements in market sentiments'.

Stock picks

2017-12-18 12:09

Despite expectations of low growth and further credit rating downgrades, the JSE may offer some great investment opportunities on an individual stock level in 2018.

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.

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