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Another ratings reprieve for SA could be in store - economist

Another ratings reprieve for SA could be in store - economist

28/11/2016 - 13:48
Cape Town – South Africa is likely to receive a reprieve from ratings agency Standard & Poor’s (S&P) on Friday 2 December, said Old Mutual Investment Group economist Rian le Roux.  read more
Wider deficit and slower spending show economic anaemia worsened

Wider deficit and slower spending show economic anaemia worsened

15/06/2016 - 11:49
The need to speed up economic growth was emphasised on Tuesday, when Reserve Bank figures showed more woes in the first quarter — the current account deficit widened more than expected, and private sector and household spending shrank. read more
Fitch gives SA some breathing room

Fitch gives SA some breathing room

09/06/2016 - 12:21
Johannesburg - Ratings agency Fitch affirmed South Africa’s investment grade credit rating and maintained its stable outlook yesterday, but warned that political tensions could still derail efforts to boost growth. 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
S&P cuts SA growth forecast

S&P cuts SA growth forecast

07/04/2016 - 11:52
Johannesburg - Standard & Poor’s halved its 2016 growth forecast for South Africa as it warned that pressure on the nation’s credit rating comes mainly from a slow economic expansion. read more
Tesco in line for S&P downgrade - UK

Tesco in line for S&P downgrade - UK

12/12/2014 - 08:50
Ratings agency Standard & Poor’s might downgrade Tesco’s credit rating after its latest profit warning, moving the British grocer closer to losing its investment-grade status.  read more
SA’s credit rating – where we stand

SA’s credit rating – where we stand

17/06/2014 - 11:54
Credit rating agencies Standard & Poor’s (S&P) and Fitch have both issued their latest ratings for South Africa – and the results are not positive. read more
US futures rise on deals

US futures rise on deals

20/02/2013 - 10:13
New York - US stock index futures advanced on Tuesday, indicating the S&P 500 will build on its seven-week winning streak on optimism about M&A activity and before data on the housing market. 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