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SA’s weak economic growth will weigh on local banks in 2019, Moody’s says

SA’s weak economic growth will weigh on local banks in 2019, Moody’s says

10/06/2019 - 15:30
SA’s weak economic growth prospects will weigh on the performance of local banks in 2019, but this situation will be manageable, Moody’s Investors Service said. read more
Moody’s expects SA confidence to rise after elections

Moody’s expects SA confidence to rise after elections

17/04/2019 - 09:13
SA is expected to see a surge in confidence following the elections in May, as the current administration under President Cyril Ramaphosa is continuing to gradually move forward with the implementation of its reform agenda, Moody’s Investors Service said. read more
Hyprop refinances debts to appease Moody's

Hyprop refinances debts to appease Moody's

02/04/2019 - 12:58
Mall owner Hyprop Investments, whose shares have fallen by about a fifth since its credit rating was downgraded by Moody’s in February, says it has refinanced R4bn in external debts. read more
Water crisis threatens not only Cape, but SA economy

Water crisis threatens not only Cape, but SA economy

08/02/2018 - 10:16
Cape Town’s water crisis is likely to have far-reaching consequences, not only on the local economy but on the national GDP. The water crisis threatens further downgrades from ratings agencies, hampering much-needed investment, economists have warned. read more
Moody’s withdraws all its ratings on Edcon

Moody’s withdraws all its ratings on Edcon

15/02/2017 - 08:23
Moody’s says Edcon’s capital restructuring will short investors on what the company had initially promised them. read more
Moody’s puts SABMiller bonds on review for downgrade

Moody’s puts SABMiller bonds on review for downgrade

08/06/2016 - 11:35
Moody’s, the credit rating agency, warned on Tuesday night they may downgrade SABMILLER’s bonds. The brewer’s long-term unsecured notes, which are rated A3, were placed on "review for downgrade from direction uncertain". read more
All eyes on GDP and ratings agency Fitch

All eyes on GDP and ratings agency Fitch

08/06/2016 - 11:00
Cape Town - Economists expect a negative GDP reading for the first quarter of 2016, while ratings agency Fitch should follow Moody’s and Standard Poor's decision to not downgrade SA to junk status. read more
Depressed confidence heralds low growth

Depressed confidence heralds low growth

08/06/2016 - 10:49
Business confidence in the second quarter plunged to lows last seen during the global financial crisis, two surveys showed on Tuesday (7 May). read more
How long it could take SA to recover from junk status

How long it could take SA to recover from junk status

22/04/2016 - 12:46
South Africa’s sovereign credit rating is likely to be cut to junk status this year by at least one ratings agency: Standard & Poor’s. read more
SA almost certain to face junk status by end of year - analyst

SA almost certain to face junk status by end of year - analyst

22/03/2016 - 08:40
Cape Town - Political analyst Daniel Silke believes South Africa is highly likely to face a credit downgrade to junk status this year, although such a move is not yet imminent. read more
‘SA will choke if we go broke’

‘SA will choke if we go broke’

15/03/2016 - 08:34
Pretoria - With ratings agency Moody’s expected to visit South Africa this week for a possible credit downgrade, experts have warned of tough economic times should the country slide into junk status. read more
How to avoid a ratings downgrade in South Africa

How to avoid a ratings downgrade in South Africa

11/03/2016 - 09:46
Moody’s has announced a move to place South Africa on review for a possible downgrade. read more
South Africa could be junk by the end of March

South Africa could be junk by the end of March

09/03/2016 - 16:09
While Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan is in the United Kingdom trying to woo international investors and prevent a sovereign ratings downgrade, Moody’s Investors Service has placed South Africa’s Baa2 bond and issuer ratings on review for downgrade. read more
SA rating downgrade to junk unlikely to affect financial markets

SA rating downgrade to junk unlikely to affect financial markets

03/03/2016 - 09:26
A credit rating downgrade to speculative grade, or junk, in SA will damage government’s policymaking credibility but is unlikely to have a major effect on the economy or local financial markets, London-based Capital Economics economists said on Wednesday (2 March). read more
Budget in a nutshell: higher income taxes and a tighter belt for government

Budget in a nutshell: higher income taxes and a tighter belt for government

25/02/2016 - 09:53
A higher tax burden for all except low- to middle-income earners, a higher fuel levy, and a lower rate of growth in government expenditure this year have allowed Treasury to fill the holes left in its budget by lower revenue collection. read more
Drought ‘could push SA into recession’

Drought ‘could push SA into recession’

17/02/2016 - 12:06
Johannesburg - South Africa’s worst drought in decades could tip its already weak economy into recession as rising agricultural imports fed into rising inflation, ratings firm Moody’s said. read more
Inflation may bite Russia grocers after boost - Russia

Inflation may bite Russia grocers after boost - Russia

27/01/2015 - 09:49
Moscow - Surging inflation may soon become a drag for Russian grocers after it helped boost sales last year, as a slide in the rouble tightens the squeeze on consumers hit by a flagging economy. read more
Economy risks losing coveted credit status

Economy risks losing coveted credit status

12/11/2014 - 09:05
Johannesburg - South Africa risks losing its coveted investment grade credit status within five years if it fails to recover from an economic slump that prompted a downgrade by Moody's. read more
Nokia downgraded over Siemens buy

Nokia downgraded over Siemens buy

08/07/2013 - 08:23
Standard & Poor’s downgraded Nokia further into junk territory on Friday, warning that the Finnish telecom firm’s plan to take over Siemens AG’s stake in their joint network equipment venture would strain its finances.  read more
Sony, Panasonic ratings cut to “junk”

Sony, Panasonic ratings cut to “junk”

26/11/2012 - 08:26
Ratings agency Fitch downgraded the debt ratings of Japan’s Sony Corp and Panasonic Corp to “junk” status citing weakness in their consumer electronics and TV operations, further diminishing the luster of the once-great Japanese brands. read more
Nigeria makes credit ratings debut

Nigeria makes credit ratings debut

08/11/2012 - 10:58
Johannesburg - Nigeria, Kenya and Zambia, three of Africa's most dynamic economies, received their first sovereign ratings from the Moody's agency on Wednesday, handily beating Greece in the creditworthiness stakes.  read more