MADRID, March 6 Any revision to Spain's 2012 deficit figure would only be downward, Treasury Minister Cristobal Montoro said on Wednesday.
Spain last week reported a better-than-expected public deficit of 6.7 percent of gross domestic product after Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy implemented budget cuts and hiked taxes.
Spain's public finances have been a subject of intense scrutiny during the euro zone debt crisis. The country's borrowing costs spiked up last year on concerns the government would not be able to rein in public spending.
UPDATE 1-Moody's cuts Turkey's credit rating to 'junk' after coup
ISTANBUL, Sept 24 Ratings agency Moody's cut Turkey's sovereign credit rating to "junk," citing worries about the rule of law after an attempted coup and risks from a slowing economy, in a move that could deter billions of dollars of investment.
Moody's cuts Turkey's credit rating to 'junk'
ISTANBUL, Sept 24 Credit ratings agency Moody's Investor Service has downgraded Turkey's sovereign credit rating to non-investment grade citing worries about the rule of law following an attempted coup, risks from external financing and a slowing economy.