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France Downgrade

Fiscal Adjustment: Too Much of a Good Thing?

Carlo Cottarelli | Posted 04.02.2012 | Business
Carlo Cottarelli

Nearly all advanced economies plan to reduce their deficits this year. But if growth slows more than expected, some may feel inclined to preserve their short-term plans through additional tightening, even if hurts growth more.

The Euro Elephant in the German Living Room

David Miles | Posted 03.19.2012 | World
David Miles

Chancellor Merkel and her policymakers have been acting on the basis that Greece is an isolated case. Yet every reactive decision and feeble measure by Berlin increases the likelihood of a Greek tragedy becoming a Europe-wide one.

France To Pursue Budget Reforms Following Downgrade

AP | By ANGELA CHARLTON | Posted 01.14.2012 | Business

PARIS -- France's prime minister said Saturday his country will push ahead with cost-cutting measures after its top-tier debt rating was downgraded, a...

Bonnie Kavoussi

S&P Downgrades France And Italy As Investors Avoid Eurozone

HuffingtonPost.com | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 01.14.2012 | Business

Standard & Poor's Ratings Services slashed the credit ratings of nine eurozone countries on Friday, marking a deterioration in confidence in the troub...

What Does a France Downgrade Mean for Europe?

Elena Panaritis | Posted 03.14.2012 | Business
Elena Panaritis

We need to prove that the European Union is made of countries with a flexible yet robust productive base capable to innovate, attract new ideas and boost entrepreneurship.

S&P To Warn Of Downgrades For All Of Eurozone: Officials

Posted 12.05.2011 | Business

NEW YORK - Standard & Poor's is expected to announce later on Monday that it may downgrade the credit ratings of all 17 euro zone countries, two E...

Greek Crisis Hits France: Moody's Downgrades SocGen, Credit Agricole

AP | By SARAH DiLORENZO | Posted 11.14.2011 | Business

PARIS -- Moody's downgraded the credit ratings of French banks Societe Generale and Credit Agricole on Wednesday following a period of huge volatility...

Countries With Higher Credit Ratings Than The U.S.

Posted 10.06.2011 | Business

On Friday, Standard and Poor's downgraded the credit of the United States for the first time in history, leaving only thirteen countries in the world ...