The euro's time is almost up - so says one of the big three credit rating agencies as it prepares for a mass eurozone debt downgrade. S&P's announcement shook international markets, with investors cutting and running on European holdings.
Especially worrying for them this time is that even Germany, seen as the EU's backbone, is not being spared. Standard & Poor's justified its decision by pointing out the bloc's consistent failure to stem its debts, even as nations saw their bond interest rates rocket.
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