February 23, 2013

UK loses top AAA credit rating for first time since 1978


http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-21554311

The UK has lost its top AAA credit rating for the first time since 1978 on expectations that growth will "remain sluggish over the next few years".

The ratings agency Moody's became the first to cut the UK from its highest rating, to Aa1.

Moody's said the government's debt reduction programme faced significant "challenges" ahead.

Chancellor George Osborne said the decision was "a stark reminder of the debt problems facing our country".

"Far from weakening our resolve to deliver our economic recovery plan, this decision redoubles it," he added. "We will go on delivering the plan that has cut the deficit by a quarter."

But the BBC's political editor Nick Robinson said Mr Osborne now risks being dubbed the "downgrade chancellor".

4 comments:

  1. What was moody's trying to do to Britain? i don't quite get it

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    1. Generally when you get downgraded, you should put up more collateral to let investors know you are still solvent. Therefore Moody's took half of UK ball's hat and the monocle.

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    2. Maybe he should use his anger cloud as the missing half of the tophat.

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