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Key global credit themes for 2021

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07 May 2021|Moody's Investors Service

Rapidly escalating infrastructure needs because of aging systems and growing climate challenges — drought, heat, floods, hurricanes and others — expose municipal water and sewer utilities to substantially increased costs, higher debt loads and rising customer rates.

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.

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.

10 May 2021|Moody's Investors Service

Surging demand for homes likely will mean record revenue for US homebuilders this year, up 20%-22% from a strong 2020. Homebuilders' pricing power is exceeding our expectations, with gross margins climbing despite significantly higher input costs. Solid market fundamentals indicate demand growth beyond 2021, though at a more moderate level.

Source: Moody's Investors Service
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

Source: Moody's Investors Service
Weekly Market Outlook

Bond Market and the Booming Economy

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

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

Source: Moody's Analytics