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The first recession in almost a decade could cost SA its remaining investment-grade rating, with disastrous consequences for the country and consumers who are already under strain from tax increases and near-record petrol prices. Moody’s Investor Service on Thursday halved its 2018 growth forecast for the country and said economic contraction in the first six months of the year was a "credit negative". If you are already a subscriber, please click on the following link below to go to the full article: Distressed SA faces Moody’s downgrade If you would like to subscribe  to BusinessLIVE Premium to read the full story, please click here .

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