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Fitch Downgrades France To ’AA+’; Outlook Stable


On the even of Bastille Weekend and the 100th anniversary of the Tour de France, you know it must be bad when the French-company-owned ratings agency Fitch is forced to remove its AAA rating from France. Key drivers include Debt-to-GDP projections rising and substantially weaker economic output and forecasts.

 

Fitch Ratings-London-12 July 2013: Fitch Ratings has downgraded France’s Long-term foreign and local currency Issuer Default Ratings (IDR) to ‘AA+’ from ‘AAA’. The Outlook is Stable. At the same time, the agency has affirmed France’s Short-term foreign currency IDR at ‘F1+’ and the Country Ceiling at ‘AAA’.
http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2013-07-12/french-owned-fitch-downgrades-fraaance-aa

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