Dagong has just announced a further downgrade of US debt from A+ to A.
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Chinese credit rating agency Dagong Global Credit Rating Co. Ltd. Wednesday cut the sovereign credit rating of the United States from A+ to A with a negative outlook following U.S. president Barack Obama announced an increase of the country's debt limit.
Although the new bill made it possible for the US government to borrow new money to pay off old debts, it will not change the fact that the U.S. national debt growth has surpassed that of its overall economy and fiscal revenue, which has led to a decline in its debt-paying ability, said Dagong.
Dagong announced last month that it had put the U.S. credit rating on negative watch for a possible downgrade on expectations that the country could face a long-term economic recession.
Dagong downgraded the U.S. rating from AA to A+ in last November after the U.S. government announced a second round of quantitative easing program.