France Sent To Re-Hab – Credit Rating Lowered To AA

Posted by Fullcouch on January 13, 2012, 5:20pm

AP – France’s finance ministry says Standard & Poor’s has cut the country’s credit rating by one notch to AA.

France’s loss of its AAA-rating deals a heavy blow to the Eurozone’s ability to fight off its debt crisis. The country is the second-largest contributor to the currency union’s bailout fund.

S&P in December put 15 eurozone countries on creditwatch and other downgrades were expected later Friday.

The cut in France’s creditworthiness could also hurt President Nicolas Sarkozy’s re-election chances.

Looks like the next two dominoes will be Germany and Holland.

France sent to minor leagues. Loses AAA rating.

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