Romania's Financing Costs May Increase After S&P Cut Euro Zone Ratings

01.16.2012 By Claudia Medrega , Ovidiu Tempea

An increase in euro financing costs and a higher leu/euro exchange rate volatility could be the first effects of rating agency Standard & Poor’s (S&P) decision to downgrade nine euro zone countries. However, the reduced ratings for Spain or Portugal could be the chance for Romania to stand out in investors’ eyes among other European countries, considering the stable macroeconomic picture and the fact that it has already implemented austerity measures.

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