January 8, 2013 / 2:25 PM / 5 years ago

French downgrade rumours false - senior French official

PARIS, Jan 8 (Reuters) - Market rumours that France’s sovereign debt rating would be imminently downgraded are “erroneous”, a senior French official told Reuters in response to inquiries on Tuesday.

French bond yields rose marginally amid the rumours that a rating agency was preparing to downgrade the debt of the euro zone’s second-largest economy, which Standard and Poor’s and Moody’s stripped of their top ratings last year.

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