Standard & Poor's Upgrades Spain Credit Rating, Cites Labor Market Reforms

By MarketWatch Pulse

Standard & Poor's Ratings Services on Friday upgraded Spain's long-term sovereign credit rating to BBB plus from BBB, citing two rounds of labor market reforms. The ratings firm said its outlook on Spain's rating is stable. Citing the benefits from two rounds of labor market reforms since 2010, S&P said, in a news release, that the upgrade reflects its view of "Spain's strong, balanced economic performance over the past four years, which is gradually benefiting public finances."

Copyright © 2015 MarketWatch, Inc.

Continue Reading Below