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S&P cuts New Zealand rating one notch

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posted on Sep, 29 2011 @ 09:48 PM

Standard & Poor's joined Fitch in downgrading New Zealand's credit rating one notch, citing high external debts and the rebuilding cost after the Christchurch earthquake. S&P cut New Zealand's long-term foreign currency rating to "AA" from AA+" and it long-term local currency rating to "AA+" from "AAA". Friday's downgrade "follows our assessment of the likelihood that New Zealand's external position will deteriorate further at a time when the country's fiscal settings have been weakened by earthquake-related spending pressures and fiscal stimulus to support growth," it said in a statement.

After Italy got their rating cut a week or two ago, its New Zealand who is getting their rating cut now, it seems that they are going after anyone and everyone
edit on 29-9-2011 by hypr2011 because: (no reason given)

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