Societe Generale and Credit Agricole’s ratings were downgraded to A from A+, S&P said today in statements. Caisse des Depots et Consignations was cut to AA+ from AAA.
European nations are grappling with a debt crisis now in its third year as they seek to restore budget order. France lost its AAA rating Jan. 13 amid downgrades that left Germany the sole nation in the euro area with a stable rating that high.
“The downgrade of some of these banks follows the downgrade of France,” S&P wrote in a statement today.
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