The Next Domino? Top Economists Warn of France Downgrade

Top German economists are warning that France's AAA rating could be in danger should additional measures become necessary to prop up indebted euro-zone members or to save ailing banks. With debt relief for Greece under discussion, it may be a question of when, not if.
Demonstrators protesting a French austerity plan hold a sign reading "debt" at an October rally in Rennes.

Demonstrators protesting a French austerity plan hold a sign reading "debt" at an October rally in Rennes.

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