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Spanish Autonomous Community of Valencia Downgraded To 'BBB-/A-3' On Weaker Access To External Funding; Watch Negative Dec 11
Standard & Poors, December 2011
In our view, the Spanish Autonomous Community of Valencia (Valencia) has undergone what we view as difficulties in placing a retail bond to secure external funding. In accordance with our criteria for rating local and regional governments, we are lowering our long- and short-term ratings on Valencia to 'BBB-/A-3' from 'A-/A-2', and placing them on CreditWatch negative. The CreditWatch placement reflects our limited visibility on the likely evolution of Valencia's liquidity position and the region's plan to cover its large funding needs in 2012. MADRID (Standard & Poor's) Dec. 19, 2011--Standard & Poor's Ratings Services said today that it lowered its long- and short-term issuer credit ratings on the Spanish Autonomous Community of Valencia (Valencia) to 'BBB-/A-3' from 'A-/A-2'. At...
Companies mentioned in this report are: Valencia (Autonomous Community of),Instituto Valenciano de Finanzas
Action: On CreditWatch:Negative
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Valencia (Autonomous Community of),Instituto Valenciano de Finanzas