South Africa doing well if you strip out growth – Moody’s

02 November 2016

South Africa measures favourably in most indices bar economic growth, which the National Treasury has forecast will be 0.5% this year, a Moody’s representative said on Tuesday.

South Africa is doing relatively well in a lot of the indices when you strip out growth … and when we look at a sovereign rating you’ve got to look through the cycle,” Moody’s country representative Sylvia Chahonyo told a businessconference.

Moody’s rates South Africa two notches above subinvestment grade with a negative outlook and is due to publish its next review in December. 

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