WSJ – Moody’s Cuts Its China Rating for the First Time Since 1989

China had recently intensified it’s campaign to crackdown on risk financial practices in advance of its leadership conference this fall.

May 24, 2017

‘Moody’s Investors Service cut China’s sovereign credit rating for the first time in nearly three decades, citing expectations that the country’s financial strength will deteriorate in the coming years as debt keeps rising and the economy slows.

In a Wednesday statement, Moody’s said it downgraded China’s rating to A1 from Aa3, while changing its outlook to stable from negative. In March of last year, it cut China’s outlook to negative from stable.’

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