S&P puts 15 euro-zone countries on watch negative

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Standard & Poor's late Monday placed sovereign ratings on 15 euro-zone countries on CreditWatch negative which could result in a downgrade in the next few months. "Today's CreditWatch placements are prompted by our belief that systemic stresses in the eurozone have risen in recent weeks to the extent that they now put downward pressure on the credit standing of the eurozone as a whole," the ratings agency said in a statement. The fifteen euro-zone countries include the six triple-A rated countries of France, Germany, Austria, Finland, Netherlands, and Luxembourg. ...

http://www.marketwatch.com/story/sp-puts-15-euro-zone-countries-on-watch-negative-2011-12-05-1647590

Translation: No bailout for the PIIGS!
 
Hahahaha.....this is making for some awesome finance theater.

I think I'll make some popcorn and settle in.
 
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