Italy and Spain Downgraded by Fitch

The ratings agencies are a complete joke, the last to the party, and usually a contrarian signal, but the Fitch downgrade did cause some market volatility today.   What concerns us more is that Moody’s has put Belgium on watch for a possible downgrade.    Is France next?   How they construct the banking recap/bailout is the key issue.  More later on this.  Stay tuned.

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1 Response to Italy and Spain Downgraded by Fitch

  1. Belgium’s own rating is coming under pressure, as it undertakes bailout #2 of Dexia. So which European banks are most exposed to Belgian sovereign debt?

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