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Eskom: From fail to bail to auction block
Eskom: From fail to bail to auction block
President Cyril Ramaphosa has told us firmly that Eskom is too important to be allowed to fail, but ratings agency Standard & Poor’s has...
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.
Kganyago: SA banks can hold out against a downgrade
Kganyago: SA banks can hold out against a downgrade
South Africa’s banking system is robust enough to withstand a credit ratings downgrade, South African Reserve Bank (SARB) governor Lesetja...
Fees can reduce retirement savings
Fees can reduce retirement savings
I recently came across a concept called optimism bias. Ever heard of it? It’s also referred to as the “illusion of invulnerability”. Simply...
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...
Moving mountains for Moody’s
Moving mountains for Moody’s
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Russia's falling stock market faces new sanctions
Russia's falling stock market faces new sanctions
Russia's RTS index fell three percent at opening on Tuesday, a day after the Standard and Poor's ratings agency stripped the country of its...
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,...
Growth risks mount even as SA dodges a recession
Growth risks mount even as SA dodges a recession
South Africa avoiding its second recession in five years is doing little to ease investor concern that economic growth prospects are dimming.
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...
Fed tapering could threaten Africa’s growth, says World Bank
Fed tapering could threaten Africa’s growth, says World Bank
Tighter global financing conditions, lower commodity prices and political unrest could weaken growth prospects in sub-Saharan Africa, according to...
AngloGold demands Standard & Poor promote it from junk status
AngloGold demands Standard & Poor promote it from junk status
AngloGold Ashanti's debt deserves to be promoted from junk at Standard & Poor’s (S&P)  after the company cut costs, boosted...

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