U.S. Government Guarantees Israeli Bonds

From Market Watch.


By Sue Chang

SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) — Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services on Monday lowered the ratings on U.S.-guaranteed bonds issued by the Israeli government to AA+ from AAA. The downgrade comes in the wake of the ratings agency’s move on Friday to strip the U.S. of its triple-A rating. However, Israel’s sovereign rating is unchanged at A with a stable outlook. The decision affects about $6 billion in debt.


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