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12 May 2021|Moody's Investors Service

The European Green Deal, which aims to make the EU climate-neutral by 2050, will have the largest credit impact on energy-intensive sectors such as coal, integrated oil, utilities, auto manufacturing and steel. The green transition will also create opportunities in renewables, batteries and construction, and accelerate shifts in financial institutions' business models and capital allocation toward green assets.

06 May 2021|Moody's Investors Service

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06 May 2021|Moody's Investors Service

We expect global trade to grow 7%-9% in 2021, following a 9% contraction in 2020. However, new virus variants and resurgent infections in some regions pose risks to the recovery, and geopolitical tensions are adding to supply disruptions.

10 Mar 2021|Moody's Corporation

Moody’s ESG Solutions Group today announced the launch of Climate Solutions, a comprehensive product suite that provides market participants with enhanced risk measurement and evaluation tools to better understand, quantify and manage climate risks and opportunities.

10 May 2021|Moody's Investors Service

Colonial Pipeline temporarily halted its pipeline operations in response to a cyberattack, compromising fuel delivery for much of the US East Coast. However, the extent of the negative credit effect depends on the disruption's duration and longer-term regulatory and reputational risk.

11 May 2021|Moody's Investors Service

We have changed the outlook for the global airline industry to positive from negative, reflecting our expectation of widespread increases in air travel starting in the second half of 2021 and accelerating through 2022. Increasing coronavirus vaccinations globally will allow governments to lower barriers to entry for visitors and reentry for residents returning home. Leisure traffic will lead the charge to the boarding gates, while corporate travel and international long-haul will follow, initially at a slower pace.

10 May 2021|Moody's Investors Service

Ten Moody’s-rated companies defaulted in April, the highest number since December 2020, but the 12-month global corporate speculative-grade default rate fell to 5.6% from 6.3% in March because a large batch of early 2020 defaults have exited the trailing-year period.

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Moody's Credit Outlook

Progressive reopening will add momentum to a healing US labor market

Defaults and recoveries: COVID-19 one year on, global infrastructure proves its resilience

Despite post-pandemic consumption bump, slowing population growth will constrain longer-term growth

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Bond Market and the Booming Economy

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U.S. Upgrades Account for 70% of Changes; European Volume Slows

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