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Moody’s leaves South Africa hanging – here’s what to expect next

Ratings agency Moody’s has left the South African public hanging, with the group not publishing any ratings review, research report or note on the country’s credit status. Moody’s was expected to deliver...

Davies hopes Moody’s will cut SA some slack with credit rating

Government is on tenterhooks as it awaits a decision from ratings agency Moody's on Friday. Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies says that he hopes that Moody's will recognise government's efforts to rebuild the economy. Davies...

Is a credit downgrade inevitable?

In April 2017 both S&P Global and Fitch Ratings downgraded South Africa’s long-term foreign currency rating to sub-investment grade. The third of the big global agencies, Moody’s, has however kept the...

This is what your credit score should be and how to improve it

When you apply for a bond, one of the first things your bond originator or bank will do is check your credit score, that all-important indicator of the level of risk...

Recession reignites credit-rating downgrade concern

South Africa’s unexpected slump into a second recession in almost a decade has boosted fears of another round of credit-rating downgrades that could see a sell-off in local-currency bonds. The...

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South Africa gets first free online bond origination service

South African hybrid real estate agency, Leadhome, has announced the launch of Bondspark, South Africa's first, fully online and free bond origination business. Bondspark evolved...

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