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Moody's downgrade 31 March 2020 Albert Botha

On Friday, 27 March 2020 Moody’s (one of the three major credit rating agencies) downgraded South Africa’s sovereign credit rating to sub-investment grade while maintaining a negative outlook. Fitch and S&P (the other two major agencies) both downgraded South Africa (SA) to sub-investment grade in 2017.

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Living in a BB plus world Version 2.0 (We have been here before...) 31 March 2020 Corneleo Keevy

It is worthwhile remembering that we have been here before, after Standard & Poor’s (S&P) and Fitch downgraded the Government of South Africa’s credit rating to below investment grade during April 2017.

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Update on Coronavirus (COVID-19) and the lockdown period 27 March 2020 Sizwe Nxedlana

The National Coronavirus Command Council and the President has made the decision to enforce a nation-wide lockdown for 21 days, commencing from midnight on Thursday, 26 March 2020.

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Reserve Bank’s actions to manage liquidity condition during Coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis 27 March 2020 Albert Botha

The recent arrival of the Global COVID-19 crisis has resulted in a rate of exponential human infections in many countries across the world disrupting human capital, workflows, supply chains and output.

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The effect of COVID-19 on South African markets 24 March 2020 Corneleo Keevy

Following President Cyril Ramaphosa’s declaration of a national state of disaster on 15 March 2020 to deal with the continuing spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) in South Africa, there has been little respite for domestic financial markets.

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Ashburton Investments’ global fund manager identifies gems in the rubble 17 March 2020 Ashburton Investments

One of Ashburton Investments’ global fund managers has identified four stocks that have been aggressively sold-off in the recent market rout but are now offering attractive valuations for long term investors.