S&P Puts 15 EU Nations on Negative Credit Watch
Published: Monday, 5 Dec 2011 | 4:41 PM ET Text Size
By: AP with CNBC.com
Standard & Poor's put 15 European Union nations on watch for a possible downgrade of their credit ratings as the continent's debt crisis lingers.
The threat to downgrade the euro zone countries — including the ones that enjoy the stellar triple-A-rating — comes ahead of a crucial summit of EU leaders later this week.
The nations include Austria, Belgium, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Portugal, the Solvak Republic, Slovenia and Spain.