Ratings agency Moody’s affirms investment grade credit

Ratings agency Moody’s affirmed South Africa’s government bond long and short term ratings and assigned a negative outlook. The investment grade credit rating affirmation marks an end to the review period that started on 8 March 2016, when Moody’s placed the country’s ratings under review for possible downgrade. Moody’s noted that South Africa is approaching a turning point after several years of falling growth and that the 2016/17 budget and medium term fiscal strategy, will likely stabilise and eventually reduce general government debt.

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