Moody’s downgrades Eskom’s ratings with negative outlook

Moody’s Investor Services has downgraded power utility Eskom’s credit ratings, this just a day after announcing a downgrade of South Africa’s five major banks. In a statement on Wednesday morning, Eskom announced that Moody’s had downgraded the corporate family rating (CFR) of Eskom Holdings SOC Limited (Eskom) to Ba2 from[…]

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All eyes on GDP and ratings agency Fitch

Economists expect a negative GDP reading for the first quarter of 2016, while ratings agency Fitch should follow Moody’s and Standard Poor’s and not downgrade SA to junk status. Many economists expect a negative gross domestic product (GDP) reading when Statistics SA announces the figures for the first quarter of[…]

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