Nine Euro Nations’ Ratings Cut, Seven Affirmed by S&P
France and Austria lost their top credit ratings in a string of downgrades that left Germany with the euro area’s only stable AAA grade as Standard & Poor’s warned that crisis-fighting efforts are still falling short.
France and Austria were cut one level to AA+ from AAA and face the risk of further reductions, the rating company said in Frankfurt late yesterday. While Finland, the Netherlands and Luxembourg kept their AAA ratings, they were put on negative watch. Spain and Italy were also among the nine nations downgraded.
“In our view, the policy initiatives taken by European policy makers in recent weeks may be insufficient to fully address ongoing systemic stresses in the euro zone,” S&P said in a statement.
Надо было греческий дефолт ещё полгода назад устраивать, тогда бы обошлось меньшей кровью. Сейчас раковая опухоль распространилась на всю еврозону, всё стало токсичным.