WATCH: Mini budget likely sufficient to keep ratings outlook stable - economist

2018-10-25 14:56

Sanisha Packirisamy, an economist at Momentum Investments, shares her views on Mboweni's maiden mini budget, and how ratings agencies may react.

Unbundling of MultiChoice weakens Naspers business diversity - Moody's

2018-09-19 18:22

The decision by Naspers to unbundle its video entertainment operation is credit negative for lenders, says ratings agency Moody's, while S&P says the transaction's rationale appears sound.

Why land reform doesn’t worry ratings agencies yet

2018-05-26 13:11

Two of the largest international ratings agencies, Moody’s and S&P have downplayed concerns about the policy adopted by the ANC at its December conference to expropriate land without compensation.

Eskom looks for silver lining after Moody's downgrade

2018-03-29 10:10

The power utility says that while its recent credit rating downgrade is 'disappointing', ratings agency Moody's acknowledged that it had taken positive strides over the past two months.

Moody's again downgrades Eskom citing lack of clear financial plans

2018-03-28 22:09

The power utility has had its credit rating again downgraded by Moody’s which cited a lack of clarity regarding plans to stabilise its finances.

Treasury's Mogajane: 'We had to safeguard the ratings with our lives'

2018-03-24 13:57

Treasury’s Director General Dondo Mogajane says 'emotions ran high' among senior staff after they learned Moody’s would keep SA at above investment grade.

Business warns against complacency following Moody’s reprieve

2018-03-24 10:28

While the decision by Moody’s Investor Services to affirm South Africa’s credit rating and change the outlook from negative to stable, has been widely welcomed, business has warned against complacency.

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.

Households pose greatest risk for SA banks - S&P

2018-03-21 20:00

Despite low economic growth in SA, S&P Global Ratings expects banks to maintain robust profitability and sound capitalisation in 2018.

Fight corruption, sort out SOEs, investors tell Nene's delegation

2018-03-14 05:45

Fighting corruption and addressing inefficiencies at SOEs were emphasised by investors and ratings agencies meeting with a high-level SA delegation in London, says BUSA.

 

SA needs a finance minister with a proven track record if Nene goes, say economists

2018-10-08 13:53

Economists also had differing views on whether Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene leaving would affect the outcome of the upcoming ratings action on the country's sovereign debt by Moody's.

Moody's sees slower SA fiscal progress than govt does

2018-08-15 13:20

SA’s fiscal consolidation will be slower than the government estimates because of weak economic growth and a higher public sector wage bill, says Moody’s.

Curse of Zuma lingers even as SA savours junk reprieve

2018-04-03 11:07

One year since the country lost its investment-grade rating, South Africa is basking in new-found confidence with Cyril Ramaphosa in charge.

Moody's SA rating spills over to municipal outlooks - except for Cape Town

2018-03-29 06:00

Moody's Investors Service has confirmed the long-term global scale ratings of 10 South African regional and local governments with stable outlooks.

Eskom still concerns Moody’s despite reprieve

2018-03-25 12:52

Moody’s warns that negative developments in fiscal policy will impact its future ratings, including SOEs impacting government debt – especially Eskom.

Moody’s reprieve 'not enough' for hard-pressed consumers

2018-03-24 12:31

Although all South Africans will benefit from the Moody's move not to downgrade South Africa, it is not enough for hard-pressed consumers, warns debt counselling firm Debt Rescue.

5 reasons why Moody’s gave SA a ratings breather

2018-03-24 09:17

Ratings agency Moody's has listed five reasons why it did not downgrade South Africa to junk status following a 90-day review period.

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.

S&P chief says Ramaphosa euphoria must lead to action

2018-03-15 15:29

Euphoria around new leadership in SA must be accompanied by policy changes, says the head of S&P Global Ratings for sub-Saharan Africa.

Ratings agencies will see reshuffle as positive move - analyst

2018-02-27 08:33

Analysts and investment managers have welcomed the inclusion of Nhlanhla Nene as finance minister and Pravin Gordhan as minister of public enterprises in President Cyril Ramaphosa's Cabinet.

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