BRIEF-Moody's comments on Sony's Capital and business alliance with Olympus

Oct 01 (Reuters) - Sony Corporation & Olympus Corporation

* Moody's says that Sony Corporation's (Baa1/Prime-2, review for downgrade) alliance with Olympus Corporation (unrated) will make it more challenging for Sony to reduce its high leverage in a timely manner.

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