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03 Apr 2020|Moody's Investors Service

The spread of coronavirus is slowing economic growth significantly, affecting a bigger swath of North American companies. More than 60% of North American non-financial companies we rate are highly or moderately exposed to the effects of the outbreak today, compared to 45% in our first heat map published 16 March. Non-food retail is now considered highly exposed, while the homebuilding, steel, real estate, and advertising sectors are now moderately exposed.

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. 

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.

06 Apr 2020|Moody's Investors Service

We expect aggressive fiscal and monetary policy to help limit the depth of the economic shock and provide conditions for a potential recovery in the second half of the year. But the US sovereign’s fiscal strength will deteriorate much faster than we expected, driven by wider deficits and lower growth.

06 Apr 2020|Moody's Investors Service

The net effect of the economic and credit damage arising from fighting the coronavirus will be clearly negative for major European countries, even as they put policies in place to support companies and workers.

03 Apr 2020|Moody's Investors Service

The unprecedented global economic shock unleashed by the coronavirus outbreak is evolving rapidly. We track high frequency and forward-looking alternative data indicators to gauge the stress on the global economy through demand, supply and financial market transmission channels.

Moody's Credit Outlook

Coronavirus outbreak delays regulated utilities' rate cases, but regulatory support remains intact

Summary of coronavirus government and regulatory actions in Europe

Capital outflows will weigh on African banks’ financial metrics

Source: Moody's Investors Service
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A Single Upgrade in the U.S., None in Europe

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