Egan-Jones cuts German outlook

Credit ratings agency Egan-Jones last night cut Germany’s rating to A-plus with a negative outlook from AA-minus, saying that whether or not Greece or other Eurozone members exit the monetary union, Germany will be left with “massive” additional, uncollectible receivables. The downgrade came as GfK said German consumer confidence is holding up, with its household confidence index forecast to rise to 5.8 points in July from 5.7 points for June.