Moody’s becomes third rating agency to downgrade Brazil

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff on Feb. 22, 2016. (NELSON ALMEIDA/AFP/Getty Images)

Moody’s Investors Services on Wednesday became the third major rating agency to downgrade Brazil’s debt to junk, cutting its rating by two notches to Ba2, as the former emerging market star sinks deeper into the worst recession in decades. Moody’s said the outlook for Brazil’s issuer and bond ratings was negative due to the prospect of further deterioration in debt metrics amid a deep economic slowdown, as well as the risk of further external shocks.

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