As France loses its coveted AAA-rating, economists are questioning whether the tide is turning for a country that has enjoyed record low borrowing costs, and indeed whether the second largest economy in the euro zone is in jeopardy.
CNBC's Ross Westgate reports on all the market moving events from Europe, as stocks drift lower after Moody's stripped France of its AAA-rating.
The journalist responsible for publishing the “Lagarde List” of Greeks who allegedly avoided tax via Swiss bank accounts accused the country’s politicians of lying about the disappearance of the list in an interview with CNBC.
Spain plans to offer residency permits to foreigners who buy houses priced at more than 160,000 euros ($203,845) as part of its efforts to revive a collapsed real estate market and divest itself of hundreds of thousands of unsold homes.
Ratings agency Moody's Investors Service stripped France of its prized triple-A credit rating on Tuesday, triggering worries the move could heighten the risk of a downgrade for other top-rated nations, including the United States and the single currency bloc’s largest economy Germany.
David Poh, Regional Head of Asset Allocation at Societe Generale Private Banking, says the Moody's downgrade of France's credit rating doesn't change much, but it does raises questions on whether the rest of Europe will be impacted.
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During the past two years, the Eurozone focus has been on the ailing Southern European economies and their austerity fatigue. In the next two years, it will be on the last triple-A economies in Northern Europe and their bailout fatigue, including Finland.
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As countries with much larger economies try to contest slowing growth by pumping more cheap money into their financial systems, the Czech Republic is planning to avoid similar actions – and may put off its euro joining date as the single currency becomes less attractive.
Starting in the late 1990s, Spanish companies began a drive into Latin America that resulted in their takeover of some of the region’s most prized assets. Now, Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy of Spain wants the investment to flow in the other direction, the New York Times reports.
EU officials have begun work on a plan to create a long-term budget without the UK in a move that reflects mounting frustration that Britain’s demand for a spending freeze cannot be reconciled with the rest of the bloc. The FT reports.
David Forrester, Senior Vice President of G10 FX Strategy at Macquarie, suggests selling the euro against the dollar on rallies back towards the 1.30 level as Greek financing talks will likely have limited impact.
A prominent US bond investor has increased an already aggressive bet on Ireland’s recovery from the financial crisis, raising eyebrows among rival fund managers. The FT reports.
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France’s economy will come through and “resist the crisis” despite worries about low growth and the need for labor market reform, its Finance Minister Pierre Moscovici told CNBC.
Peter Griffin, head of global risk assessment and sovereign fixed income at Global Interest Rates Limited, says a Greece debt deal is unlikely until September 2013.
France’s socialist government seized on better than expected economic growth figures to reject concern that France could become the next focus of the euro zone crisis, insisting it is acting to reform the flagging economy. The FT reports.
European bank debt, once an investment pariah, is suddenly popular. The NYT reports.