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Impact of Moody's downgrade

By Sandy McGregor on 30 Mar 2020

As a consequence of the decision by Moody’s to lower South Africa’s credit rating from Ba1 to Baa3, all three leading rating agencies now rate South African...

A downgrade imposes a cost on all South Africans

By Sandy McGregor on 06 Mar 2020

Reports showed this week that South Africa slipped into its second recession in two years in the final quarter of 2019. Will Moody’s now be even more incline...

Should you invest in bonds?

By Londa Nxumalo on 29 Jan 2020

The recent performance of South African bonds – which have outperformed cash and equities over three and five years – has prompted investors to ask whether...

Don't let good news headlines thwart your savings plans

By Rob Formby on 06 Apr 2018

Positive sentiment in the country is being fuelled by a change in political leadership, the stronger rand, a higher-than-expected GDP growth rate and a more...

South Africa’s economic outlook deteriorates

By on 18 Apr 2017

Since the Northern Hemisphere summer of 2016, there has been a worldwide economic upturn. This is the first period of synchronous global growth since the...

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