Fitch Ratings

Moody’s could hold decision on SA downgrade — for now

The ratings agency is expected to say on Friday whether it will downgrade SA’s credit rating to junk, but it could hold off until the Covid-19 pandemic eases

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

Why credit rating agencies are still getting away with bad behaviour

Rating agencies have been at the centre of major financial crises

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The package has echoes of previous promises but ministers say that this time they will be kept

Editorial: New leader must convert old goals

Cyril Ramaphosa has to get his entire Cabinet and the ruling ANC to pull in the same direction to make it work

Ramaphosa’s stimulus plan unlikely to boost growth significantly — Fitch Ratings

The ratings agency also flagged the recent rand depreciation as something which could complicate policy meant to tackle low GDP growth

Trump’s tariffs on $200bn of Chinese imports kick in

Donald Trump has threatened to go after all imports from China if the country refuses to change policies Trump says harm US industry

There is more for South Africa in BRICS

The prospective rating agency is said to challenge the three pro-west dominant credit rating agencies Fitch, Moody’s and S&P global rating.

Moody’s cautious on Ramaphosa win

Moody’s placed South Africa on negative ratings watch but stopped short of downgrading South Africa outright.

Recession risks hitting healthcare where it counts

Experts warn state clinics and hospitals are likely to further deteriorate as the public purse shrinks.

Gigaba knew of junk status days prior to S&P’s announcement

The new finance minister says he did not inform South Africa of the downgrade because it had been made in confidence

Ratings agencies are false prophets of doom

Their opaque methodology and the inconsistent results generated in recent years have rightly brought ratings agencies under sharper scrutiny.

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