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Ratings On 15 Spanish Financial Institutions Lowered Following Sovereign Downgrade And BICRA Revision Feb 12
Standard & Poors, February 2012
MADRID (Standard & Poor's) Feb. 13, 2012--Standard & Poor's Ratings Services today said it has lowered its ratings on 15 Spain-based financial institutions and revised the outlook to negative from stable on one financial institution. We also removed the ratings on 13 financial institutions from CreditWatch with negative implications, where we placed them on Dec. 8, 2011, and assigned negative outlooks to the ratings on 11 and a stable outlook to the ratings on two. We kept the ratings on two financial institutions on CreditWatch negative. Both CreditWatch placements reflect our view that pending acquisitions and their integration could have a negative impact on each entity's creditworthiness. The rating actions follow the lowering of the long- and short-term sovereign credit...
Action: Outlook: Negative
Action: Removed From CreditWatch
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