#AAA and Standard & Poor’s trend highly in France, Germany

The hashtag “#AAA” is trending second-highest in France’s Twitter universe today, while German users are following news on “Standard & Poor’s”, according to research by InvestmentEurope.

Both sets of online universes are led by trends on Christmas – “#Nikolaus” in Germany and “Saint Nicolas” in France – but in a reflection of the level of interest more broadly in Europe’s future these financially linked trends have emerged.

And as if to lend support to the notion that France stands to lose more than Germany should political leaders fail to find a solution at the key meeting of eurozone and EU leaders coming up on Thursday and Friday this week, the top 10 trending themes on Twitter in France also include “Standard & Poor’s” and “S&P”.

Meanwhile, Europe’s politicians themselves have focused their responses to futher threatened S&P downgrades of European debt by taking to more traditional media, such as radio and press, according to responses such as this noted on InvestmentEurope earlier.



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