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Support Ramaphosa and we will not see a downgrade - Gordhan

2017-11-23 19:58

Former finance minister Pravin Gordhan has endorsed Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa, saying he should be given a chance to implement his "New Deal" proposal.

Mini budget all but comforted ratings agencies - economist

2017-10-26 12:10

Trust deficit issues aside, Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba’s first mini budget grossly underwhelmed expectations, says BNP Paribas economist Jeffrey Schultz.

S&P warns of downgrade if SA misses targets

2017-08-06 07:42

South Africa’s credit rating could be downgraded if the country’s growth and tax collections missed forecasts by a wide berth, says S&P Global analyst Gardner Rusike.

Politics can trip up new govt growth plan - Fitch

2017-07-21 20:39

A positive aspect of the Inclusive Growth Action Plan is the firm deadlines for many of the measures, but the new package is not likely to significantly boost economic growth prospects, says Fitch.

SARB - The big conundrum

2017-06-20 13:02

South Africa’s monetary policy is facing a conundrum having to deal with a technical recession and ratings downgrades, says Tshwane City Councillor Jordan Griffiths.

Of masks, plasters and open wounds

2017-06-14 07:45

Now that our economy is dangling just a notch, it is time for those who still have the wherewithal to save SA from crossing the proverbial line of no return to do so, quick, says Solly Moeng.

Rand survives downgrade storm despite warnings of more to come

2017-06-12 11:48

The rand has survived the latest rating agency announcement, which saw Moody’s downgrade both the local and foreign currency rating to Baa3 and maintained a negative outlook.

Junk status: Artisans can still thrive

2017-05-23 05:00

The credit downgrade may create business opportunities for artisans, says an economist.

Many rich South Africans look at 2nd citizenship post downgrades

2017-05-05 21:04

Many South Africans – most notably high net-worth individuals - are putting steps in place to be able to live elsewhere.

Cabinet praises Gigaba's investor talks, FDI status

2017-04-28 14:07

Cabinet has lauded the successful engagement Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba had with investors and the global finance community.

 

Government pension fund says it is 'over-exposed' to SA economy

2017-11-14 20:29

The Government Employees Pension Fund is “over-exposed” to the South African economy and this needs to be addressed, says Abel Sithole, the fund’s principal executive officer.

Clothing sector seeks urgent solution to downgrades impact

2017-08-29 19:50

Labour and business in the clothing, textile, footwear and leather sectors are deeply concerned about the impact of downgrades on the industry.

Rand breaches R13.30/$ on ratings jitters

2017-08-01 13:27

The rand has extended its losses, breaching the R13.30 to the US dollar level as credit rating fears resurfaced.

Risk appetite easing downgrade impact on SA - economist

2017-06-21 19:25

The impact of the ratings downgrades would have been a lot worse if it was not for the positive risk appetite in the world, says a Nedbank economist.

Negative impact of downgrades starting to show - index

2017-06-14 17:27

The negative impact of the sovereign credit rating downgrades has started to take effect on the economy, according to an economic transaction index.

Bank downgrades reflect policy confusion, weak SA leadership - BASA

2017-06-13 21:05

The credit rating downgrades of SA's largest banks further emphasise policy confusion and weak leadership in the country, says the Banking Association of SA.

Local investors not willing to bank on SOEs - analyst

2017-05-30 06:52

State-owned companies have been struggling to raise funds in local bond markets following the Cabinet reshuffle, says economist Nazmeera Moola.

Ministers meet S&P as SA seeks to avert downgrade

2017-05-22 23:01

Four South African ministers have met with S&P Global Ratings after discussions with Moody’s Investors Service last week as the nation seeks to avoid another downgrade.

Reshuffle, downgrades could be insignificant long-term - expert

2017-05-02 19:53

The current local market performance following recent political and economic events might not even feature as a significant event on a long-term graph, says a fund manager.

SA's downgrades and your car payments

2017-04-25 17:04

Following the downgrades by international credit ratings agencies, SA’s ailing economy is set to take its toll on motorists and new car buyers, warns WesBank.

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