Worries about the euro zone debt crisis spreading have pushed up the cost of insuring against a default by French government bonds. It rose to a record on Thursday.
The cost of borrowing for the euro zone’s second largest economy has been creeping up.
Meanwhile Standard & Poor’s had to confirm that France’s credit rating remains at AAA after the agency erroneously announced that it had been cut.
S&P said that due to a technical error an automated message was sent out to some of its clients suggesting France’s rating had been changed.