The Standard & Poor's credit rating agency said Britain remained at risk of losing its AAA rating, in a statement reported by the International Business Times.
"The outlook remains negative, reflecting our view of at least a one-in-three chance that we could lower the ratings if the UK's economic and fiscal performances were to weaken beyond our current expectations," S&P reportedly said.
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