See Moody's latest initiatives in response to the COVID-19 crisis

Extensive credit shocks are hitting sectors, regions and markets

The corporate rating actions resulting from the pandemic

Monitoring the effects of the outbreak

The six key themes shaping credit markets in 2020

02 Apr 2020|Moody's Investors Service

The 97 companies in this group operate in the airline, auto, oil and gas, gaming, global shipping, retail and hospitality industries. Exposure is moderate for 36% of the rated companies; they operate in the refining and marketing, chemicals, property, mining and steel industries. The low exposure companies (44%) operate in the telecoms and media, IT services, and engineering and construction industries.

01 Apr 2020|Moody's Investors Service

Revenue losses of small and medium-sized enterprises will reverberate across the US economy through job losses, financial stress and lower consumption.

27 Mar 2020|Moody's Corporation

The economic and trade disruption caused by the coronavirus outbreak is spreading from the APAC region to the rest of the world.  View Moody's latest analysis on our specially created topic page. 

01 Apr 2020|Moody's Investors Service

The magnitude of the negative impact of the coronavirus pandemic will vary across deals depending on specific CLO’s exposure to the sectors most vulnerable to the coronavirus shock and issuers with already-weak credit quality facing near-term refinancing needs.

01 Apr 2020|Moody's Investors Service

In this new podcast series, Moody’s experts from around the globe join host Rahul Ghosh to discuss key economic, financial and credit trends shaping emerging markets. Our first episode looks at what’s ahead for emerging market sovereigns as the coronavirus outbreak spreads and demand for oil drops. We also discuss our outlook for sustainable finance and ESG investing in emerging markets after a landmark year in 2019​​

01 Apr 2020|Moody's Investors Service

Low interest rates will reduce net investment income and earnings for interest-sensitive products, weakening profitability, and the coronavirus' economic effects will strain capital through bond rating downgrades and defaults.

01 Apr 2020|Moody's Investors Service

Newly passed federal support legislation, including grants and loans, affords a clearer path for US airlines to manage through the current unprecedented operating environment, with its sharp decline in passenger demand. The payroll protection grants will be a relief valve for airlines' monthly cash use, but the size of the benefit will vary by airline based on each airline's payroll as a percentage of total cash use.

Moody's Credit Outlook

Amid coronavirus, European and UK regulators recommend banks cease dividends and share buybacks

Official debt relief would benefit weakest sovereigns, but uncertain role of private-sector creditors is credit negative

US Federal Reserve opens multiple taps to keep liquidity flowing and dampen coronavirus disruption

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Weekly Market Outlook

Ample Liquidity Shores Up Investment-Grade Credits

We preview economic reports and forecasts from the US, UK/Europe, and Asia/Pacific regions

Pandemic Infects Corporate Credit Quality

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