Valin Posted October 11, 2012 Share Posted October 11, 2012 Bloomberg News: Angeline Benoit and Ian Katz Oct 10, 2012 Spain’s debt rating was cut to one level above junk by Standard & Poor’s, which cited mounting economic and political risks as the government considers a second bailout. The country was lowered two levels to BBB- from BBB+, New York-based S&P said in a statement yesterday. S&P assigned a negative outlook to the nation’s long-term rating and lowered the short-term sovereign level to A-3 from A-2. (Snip) The downgrade comes after Spain announced a fifth austerity package in less than a year and published details of stress tests of its banks. Creditworthiness concerns have grown since the government requested as much as 100 billion euros ($128 billion) in European Union aid to shore up its lenders and amid signals that the deficit target is in jeopardy. (Snip) Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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