Moody's keeps SA at investment grade - for now

2017-11-25 00:05

Global ratings agency Moody's placed South Africa's government debt on review for downgrade, but unlike S&P Global did not downgrade the debt to junk status.

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.

SA suffers business credit risk downgrade

2017-01-31 20:19

The international trade credit insurance company Coface explains why it has changed its business credit risk assessment of SA from fairly high to high.

SA economy may have turned the corner - expert

2016-11-03 19:35

South Africans have to guard against being overly pessimistic as the SA economy has likely turned a corner, says an economist.

SA risks rand downgrade over Gordhan saga

2016-08-28 12:32

If Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan is fired, the probability of a foreign currency ratings downgrade would be significantly increased, warns a research company.

How to check your Uber passenger rating

2016-08-16 11:22

Internet ride-sharing app Uber allows its passengers to rate drivers on a five-star system, but few passengers realise that they are also being rated by drivers.

SA interbank transactions drop most in 8 years - index

2016-06-08 14:14

Interbank transactions under R5m in May recorded its largest drop in a single month since August 2008, the BankservAfrica Economic Transaction Index shows.

While 2016 will only get worse, 2017 brings hope in SA

2016-04-13 14:52

South African consumers are in for tough economic times in 2016 due to the drought and the effect of an imminent ratings downgrade, but 2017 could offer some relief.

Government bonds and credit ratings: How they work and why they matter

2016-03-15 12:00

In recent months, much has been said about a possible ratings downgrade of South Africa’s sovereign debt. finweek’s contributor Simon Brown breaks it down for you.

Brazil on review for cut to junk status

2015-12-10 14:30

Moody's has put Brazil's sovereign rating on review for a downgrade to junk status, piling more pressure on embattled President Dilma Rousseff.


S&P Global downgrades SA to junk, Moody's places SA on downgrade review

2017-11-24 23:29

S&P Global Ratings has downgraded South Africa's long-term local currency rating to junk, while Moody's has placed the country on review to be downgraded.

Moody's flags govt's debt guarantees as a risk

2017-02-23 13:24

Ratings agency Moody's says that government guarantees to GDP still pose a risk to the fiscal position.

Why SA not out of ratings wood yet - economist

2016-11-27 20:00

There is a higher-than-even chance of a foreign rating downgrade by S&P to sub-investment grade by June 2017, in the view of two economists of Momentum Investments.

Lewis group credit ratings and outlook affirmed

2016-09-06 18:37

Lewis Group has advised that Global Credit Ratings has affirmed the group's credit ratings and outlook.

Here's how to boost your Uber passenger star rating

2016-08-17 07:46

If you use internet ride-sharing service Uber, the likelihood is that you’ve rated your driver on the app’s five star system.

Tackling unemployment in SA

2016-06-10 06:00

South Africa needs to focus on developing technical skills and become competitive at attracting investments that utilise unskilled labour.

Rand falters as US rate risk resurfaces

2016-05-27 09:39

The rand has edged weaker as risk appetite faded globally before a speech by the US central bank that could signal higher interest rates, drawing attention away from SA.

Don’t let fear set you up for investment failure

2016-03-17 15:13

Anet Ahern, chief investment officer at PSG Asset Management, on what investors should keep in mind during turbulent economic times.

In the markets: What to watch this week

2016-02-29 07:00

Last week, the Bank of Japan’s governor had some explaining to do at the G20 meeting in Shanghai, while SA was mostly focused on the Budget Speech. What can we look forward to this week?

Possibility of SA junk downgrade remote - S&P

2015-11-26 16:50

South Africa is unlikely to immediately face credit downgrades that will rank the country’s debt junk at two ratings companies, according to Standard & Poor’s.

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