Bruce Clark, Senior Vice President – Corporate Finance at Moody’s Investors Service, discusses the factors supporting our stable 2019 outlook for global automotive manufacturers, North American auto parts suppliers and European auto parts suppliers.
We expect global light vehicle sales to grow 1.2% in 2019 after remaining virtually flat this year. The continued decline in US sales will be offset by modest sales gains in China, Japan and western Europe.
Mickey Chadha, Vice President, Corporate Finance, discusses the US retail’s operating income and how it is getting a kick higher on the back of a robust US economy. Mickey reviews the industry’s operating performance and the companies that are driving outperformance.
In this edition of Moody’s Talks…Managing Director Atsi Sheth speaks with Singapore-based Managing Director Michael Taylor to discuss the credit implications of rising tensions between the US and China in four key areas: trade, technology, investment and geopolitics.