Credit Rating

Ratings agencies might give SA a ‘klap’ — Mboweni

Finance minister warns that government’s increased debt could mean ratings agencies downgrade the country’s credit worthiness to junk

Moody’s axe likely to fall on ordinary South Africans

The ratings agency is scheduled to announce its decision on a possible downgrade of SA credit worthiness on March 27

Moody’s stays mum on SA status

The ratings agency did not make a decision on South Africa’s rating leaving some analysts asking just when the axe will fall

Mboweni’s Budget shows further erosion in SA’s fiscal strength — Moody’s

Moody's currently has South Africa's debt at Baa3 with a stable outlook, one notch above junk status

‘Weak state entities a risk to SA’s credit rating’ — Moody’s

An upgrade would be possible through the implementation of structural reforms to raise growth

No let-up in Turkey lira slide after Moody’s downgrades

The currency has been hit by concerns over monetary policy under President Recep Tayyip Erdogan

South Africa dodges junk status and gains a stable economic outlook

Moody's has revised the country's outlook from negative to stable.

Dodging the credit ratings wrecking ball

The budget should placate ratings agencies, but analysts say we need solid political leadership and policy reforms to evade full-blown junk status

Global credit ratings agency has downgraded South Africa to junk status

S&P Global has downgraded SA’s credit rating to full junk status, while its counterpart Moody’s has placed the country on review for downgrade.

Fitch becomes second agency to downgrade SA’s credit rating to junk

Fitch cited the recent Cabinet reshuffle as a reason for the downgrade.

S&P downgrades South Africa’s credit rating to junk status

The decision taken at an emergency meeting follows President Jacob Zuma's Cabinet reshuffle on Thursday.

South Africa’s negative outlook sign of downgrade to follow – S&P

According to analysts, S&P is likely to downgrade South Africa’s sovereign credit rating to junk status by mid-2017.

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