FRANKFURT (Reuters) - A downgrade of Britain’s AAA credit rating by Standard and Poor’s (S&P) could come quickly after a vote in favor of leaving the European Union, S&P chief sovereign ratings officer Moritz Kraemer told German daily Bild.
“If Great Britain decides for a Brexit in the EU referendum on Thursday, then the AAA credit rating would come due and would be downgraded within a short period of time,” Bild quoted Kraemer as saying in a summary of an article to be published on Thursday.
Kraemer repeated that the political situation in Britain would become less predictable and rational, partly because there was no real post-Brexit plan, Bild reported.
Kraemer said in April that a leave vote would likely lead to a downgrade of Britain’s rating, given the country’s deep political, financial and trading ties in Europe.
Reporting by Maria Sheahan; Editing by Leslie Adler
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