S&P Cuts Spain’s Credit Rating

Posted April 26th, 2012 at 7:50 pm (UTC-5)
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The Standard & Poors agency has cut Spain's credit rating Thursday two notches, saying the outlook is negative.

In reducing the country's sovereign debt rating from “A” to “BBB+,” S&P cited what is calls the risk that Spain's debt could expand while the economy shrinks.

The financial rating agency predicted that the Spanish economy will contract 1.5% this year after previously forecasting a slight growth.

S&P says falling personal incomes, less investment by businesses, and cuts in government spending to balance the national budget are dragging down the Spanish economy.