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Friday, 26 July 2019 17:57

Rating agency Fitch revises SA's outlook to negative

Rating agency Fitch has revised its outlook for South Africa to negative but it has affirmed its rating at BB+. It said it had revised its outlook on South Africa's long-term foreign-currency rating to negative from stable.

Fitch cited lower GDP growth and increased spending on State-Owned Entities (SOE's) as a reason for the rating. This comes after the National Assembly has accepted the special appropriation bill to give Eskom a financial boost over two years.

However Moody's is the only agency of the big three that has South Africa in positive territory.