Fitch May Cut Italy, Spain Ratings as Solution Defies EU Leaders
All investment-grade countries in the euro region rated below AAA are subject to a “Rating Watch Negative” review, which Fitch expects to complete by the end of January, according to a statement released today in London.
“The concerns held by Fitch prior to the summit remain pressing and have not been materially eased” after this month’s meeting of leaders, Fitch’s statement said. “Of particular concern is the absence of a credible financial backstop. In Fitch’s opinion this requires more active and explicit commitment from the ECB.”
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