S&P lowers long-term rating on The Netherlands to AA+; outlook stable On November 29, Standard & Poor's Ratings Services lowered its long-term unsolicited sovereign credit ratings on the State of The Netherlands to 'AA+' from 'AAA'. At the same time, it affirmed its short-term ratings at 'A-1+'. The outlook is stable. S&P says "The downgrade reflects our opinion that The Netherlands' growth prospects are now weaker than we had previously anticipated, and the real GDP per capita trend growth rate is persistently lower than that of peers at similarly high levels of economic development."
December front month equity options expire, December 20, 2013