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OeNB´s Nowotny Says Regaining AAA Credit Rating Can Take Years

Published: February 25, 2012; 17:06 · (Vindobona)

European Central Bank Governing Council member Ewald Nowotny said history has shown that it can take years for a country to win back an AAA rating.

OeNB´s Nowotny Says Regaining AAA Credit Rating Can Take Years / Picture: © Wikipedia

“If we just look at this in practice, one can see that an AAA rating can be lost quickly, but that it can take a very long time to regain it,” Nowotny, who also heads the Austrian central bank, told reporters in Vienna today.

Austria and France lost their AAA rating at Standard & Poor’s on Jan. 13, as the rating company also downgraded seven other euro nations, citing…

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