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Bond auction underwhelms
Bond auction underwhelms
Initial results from the first government bond auction after the treasury announced it would be increasing debt issuance to fund the Eskom bailout,...
Why credit rating agencies are still getting away with bad behaviour
Why credit rating agencies are still getting away with bad behaviour
International credit rating agencies have had their fair share of controversies over the years. They have been at the centre of the major...
Moody’s stays mum on SA status
Moody’s stays mum on SA status
After a jittery week, credit ratings agency Moody’s opted not to make a call on South Africa’s credit rating on Friday evening.
New leaders, same goals, new stimulus
New leaders, same goals, new stimulus
In 2012, the Mail & Guardian sat down with Economic Development Minister Ebrahim Patel in his office at 120 Plein Street, Cape Town,...
Editorial: New leader must convert old goals
Editorial: New leader must convert old goals
President Cyril Ramaphosa’s stimulus package has been met with everything from cautious optimism to downright scepticism, but very little...
Ramaphosa's stimulus plan unlikely to boost growth significantly — Fitch Ratings
Ramaphosa's stimulus plan unlikely to boost growth significantly — Fitch Ratings
President Cyril Ramaphosa’s stimulus package to revive South Africa’s economy is unlikely to deliver a “significant boost” to economic...
Trump's tariffs on $200bn of Chinese imports kick in
Trump's tariffs on $200bn of Chinese imports kick in
Donald Trump's threatened tariffs on another $200-billion of Chinese imports took effect on Monday, escalating a trade war between the world's top...
Bloodied economy’s future is grim
Bloodied economy’s future is grim
The economy shrank for a second consecutive quarter, Statistics South Africa announced this week, dashing hopes that the country could dodge this...
There is more for South Africa in BRICS
There is more for South Africa in BRICS
Since joining BRICS, South Africa has enjoyed both trade and diplomatic benefits both regionally and internationally. However, South African...
Moody's cautious on Ramaphosa win
Moody's cautious on Ramaphosa win
While a Cyril Ramaphosa win could mean a positive shift for policy and the country’s ratings outlook, his narrow victory and opposition within...
Recession risks hitting healthcare where it counts
Recession risks hitting healthcare where it counts
South Africa’s dwindling economy and recent ratings downgrades could topple the country’s already fragile public health systems, experts have...
Gigaba knew of junk status days prior to S&P's announcement
Gigaba knew of junk status days prior to S&P's announcement
Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba knew that Standard & Poor's (S&P) rating agency would downgrade South Africa to junk status on Friday March 31, just...

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