ARTICLES RELATING TO RATINGS AGENCIES

Moody's upgrades Sanral from negative to stable

2019-08-30 16:48

Ratings agency Moody's has changed the outlook for the South African National Roads Agency (Sanral) from negative to stable.

SA's debt repayment costs rising but still 'affordable' - Moody's

2019-04-16 15:32

South Africa is en route to spend R1 out of every R7.5 in government revenue on sovereign debt interest repayments by 2020, according to Moody's Investors Service.

Sunday Read: Moody’s and the woman who didn’t press the red button

2019-03-31 09:30

The woman with the South African economy in the palm of her hands personifies Parisian elegance, is slight and quiet - yet she holds such heft for our country.

Mboweni spoke directly to rating agencies in Budget speech - tax expert

2019-02-26 07:24

In his Budget speech, Minister of Finance Tito Mboweni spoke directly to rating agencies to address some of their most important concerns, says David French, director of tax consulting at Mazars.

Effective measures to reduce risk crucial if govt takes on R100bn Eskom debt - Moody's

2018-12-12 20:38

Moody's weighs in on the credit implications for SA if the government adheres to Eskom's request for it to assume R100bn of its government-guaranteed debt.

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.

 

SA has a sovereign debt problem. Its name is Eskom

2019-07-24 08:13

Finance Minister Tito Mboweni on Tuesday unveiled a second multi-billion rand bailout for the power utility within five months, aid that may force the cash-strapped government to increase borrowing and taxes.

Mohale: SA seems to give ratings agencies the opposite of what they want

2019-04-08 14:00

Ratings agencies are looking for institutional, economic and financial stability as well as resilience, says Bonang Mohale, CEO of Business Leadership SA.

Moody's changes Cape Town municipal rating from negative to stable

2019-03-18 15:44

Ratings agency Moody's has changed its rating of the City of Cape Town municipality from negative to stable.

5 questions: Accounting body's new boss on 'rogue accountants' & helping SA impress rating agencies

2019-02-17 15:46

Shahied Daniels, recently appointed as new CEO of the SA Institute of Professional Accountants, talks strategy with Fin24.

Land reform unlikely to influence S&P ratings decision - analysts

2018-11-20 07:39

Analysts have mixed expectations for Standard & Poor's upcoming ratings action on SA's sovereign debt, expected to be announced on Friday.

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.

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