Moody's downgrades Japan by two more notches

JAPAN - Ratings agency Moody's Investors Service has downgraded government bonds issued by Japan - the world's second biggest economy - to the same status as those from Latvia and Poland.

Moody's researchers blamed the downgrade, by two notches, on concerns over the government's ability to solve Japan's economic malaise.

"The Japan government's current and anticipated economic policies will be insufficient to prevent continued deterioration in Japan's domestic problems," Moody's said.

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