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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...
Ratings agencies are false prophets of doom
Ratings agencies are false prophets of doom
The South African business, political and consumer communities have been hosting the “Big Three” credit ratings agencies recently. This...
WATCH: Finance minister Pravin Gordhan presents mini-budget speech #MTBPS2016
WATCH: Finance minister Pravin Gordhan presents mini-budget speech #MTBPS2016
Minister of Finance Pravin Gordhan will be tabling the Mid-Term Budget Policy Statement (#MTBPS2016) in Parliament, Cape Town. Watch the livestream...
Credit ratings and outlook for SA unchanged
Credit ratings and outlook for SA unchanged
The two ratings agencies are Standard & Poor’s (S&P) and Fitch Ratings .
Moody's downgrades SA and Fitch could follow suit
Moody's downgrades SA and Fitch could follow suit
South Africa's credit rating may be cut to just above junk by Fitch Ratings next month after Moody's Investors Service lowered it on Thursday,...
IMF likely to cut South Africa's economic growth forecast
IMF likely to cut South Africa's economic growth forecast
A senior IMF official has hinted that the international lender is likely to cut South Africa's economic growth forecast when it releases a global...
SA credit rating dealt double blow after S&P downgrade
SA credit rating dealt double blow after S&P downgrade
South Africa was dealt a double blow of Friday when Fitch Ratings changed its outlook on the country's credit rating to negative in the morning...
Rand fluctuates after Fed decision to cut stimulus
Rand fluctuates after Fed decision to cut stimulus
The rand swung between gains and losses against the dollar after the US Federal Reserve cut stimulus while pledging to hold rates near zero. South...

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