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Eurozone solution is "beyond reach", says credit agency Fitch

17 December 2011 Last updated at 15:12 GMT

A leading credit agency says it is considering downgrading the credit worthiness of six countries that use the euro, because a solution to Europe's debt crisis is "beyond reach".

Italy and Spain were among the countries identified.

The BBC's Joe Lynam reports.