Greece given world’s lowest credit rating

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Standard & Poor’s downgraded Greece’s credit rating by three notches Monday, making it the world’s lowest after the agency said a likely debt restructuring would be considered a default.

A restructuring of Greece’s debt — either with a bond swap or by extending maturities on existing bonds — looks increasingly likely to be imposed by European policymakers as a means of sharing the burden of Greece’s crisis with the private sector, S & P said in a statement.

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