In this article, we will take a closer look at South Africa’s (EZA) largest state-owned enterprise, the utility parastatal Eskom. Eskom recently outlined its funding plans for the 2018/19 financial (March year-end) and is also expected to shortly release its annual financial results for the 2017/18 financial year.
Corporate bond yields in the US remain near or close to historical lows (or at least since the 1950s), with the average yield on AAA rated debt trading at roughly 4%. Although we focus on US corporate yields and data in this article, the same trend is reflected across all major developed economies. Even in many emerging-market economies, despite the correction in late 2015 / early 2016, general corporate yields still remain well below the levels that prevailed prior to the Global Financial Crisis (GFC) in 2008.