The World from Berlin 'There Is No American Ratings Conspiracy'

Several German politicians have reacted angrily to the decision by Standard and Poor's to downgrade the ratings of nine euro-zone member states on Friday, complaining that the euro is "under attack." German commentators scoff at the idea on Monday, but say that the agencies have too much power.
France lost its triple-A rating on Friday. What next?

France lost its triple-A rating on Friday. What next?

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-- Charles Hawley