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Research Update: Spain-Based Ibercaja Long-Term Rating Lowered To 'BBB' After Sovereign Downgrade; Outlook Negative Feb 12
Standard & Poors, February 2012
On Jan. 13, 2012, Standard & Poor's lowered its long- and short-term sovereign credit ratings on the Kingdom of Spain to 'A/A-1' from 'AA-/A-1+', assigned a negative outlook, and removed the ratings from CreditWatch negative. Subsequently, we have revised our Banking Industry Country Risk Assessment (BICRA) on Spain to group '5' from group '4', and our industry risk score to '5' from '3'. We are lowering our long-term rating on Spain-based Ibercaja Banco S.A. (Ibercaja) to 'BBB' from 'BBB+', removing it from CreditWatch negative, and affirming the 'A-2' short-term rating. The negative outlook on Ibercaja mirrors that on Spain, and reflects the possibility of a downgrade if we further lower our ratings on Spain. It also reflects the potential negative...
Companies mentioned in this report are: Ibercaja Banco S.A.
Action: Outlook: Negative
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Ibercaja Banco S.A.