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Germany's credit rating warning

Germany and the Netherlands have been put on negative ratings watch by Moody's. It is after increased fears about Spain's economy sent markets tumbling after news that the country was pushed deeper into recession and a step closer to a formal bailout

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Spanish bailout fears hit markets

Increased fears about the Spanish economy have sent markets tumbling.

The euro slid to a two-year low against the dollar today as concerns build that Spain will have to seek a full sovereign bailout.

The beleaguered country's stock market regulator, meanwhile, banned short-selling on all Spanish securities for three months.

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