Keyword: Standard & Poor's

France's credit outlook cut to negative by S&P

Credit rating agency Standard and Poor's confirmed France's AA/A-1+ rating but said economic recovery 'could prove elusive'.

France's credit rating cut by S&P to AA

Move comes almost two years after country lost its top AAA status; prime minister insists France is still one of best-rated nations in world.

France boosted by Moody’s, seeks to brush off S&P’s downgrade

Ratings agency Moody's maintains triple-A rating for France, despite the downgrade inflicted on the country by Standard & Poor's last Friday.

France loses an 'A' but gains a true election debate

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Ratings agency Standard & Poor’s announced Friday that it had downgraded France’s triple-A credit rating to AA+. Mediapart editor François Bonnet argues here that the downgrade has stripped bare President Nicolas Sarkozy’s attempts, as he prepares to announce his candidature for re-election in April, to hide the amplitude of the economic crisis and his own failures in Europe and at home.

French downgrade could derail eurozone rescue

In another blow to Europe's beleaguered rescue fund, speculation is growing that France will eventually lose its top-tier AAA credit rating.

US loses AAA credit rating after S&P downgrade

One of the top credit rating agencies, Standard & Poor's, has downgraded the United States' top-notch AAA rating for the first time ever.