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04 May 2021|Moody's Investors Service

New York City's groundbreaking greenhouse gas emissions limits will phase in over the coming decade, spurring little new material credit risk for CMBS through 2029, but somewhat more with the stricter 2030 limits. 

28 Apr 2021|Moody's Investors Service

Corporate banking faces narrowing profitability prospects because of low interest rates, competition and high provisioning charges. But for large European banks BNP Paribas, Deutsche Bank, HSBC Holdings and UniCredit, increased tech investment will support improved service platforms and expansion outside the euro area will help generate more predictable earnings streams.

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.

05 May 2021|Moody's Investors Service

Gersan Zurita of the Credit Strategy and Research team and Semyon Isakov of the Banking team discuss rising inflation in some key emerging markets. Plus, Felipe Carvallo and Mik Kabeya of the Banking team talk about slipping government support for banks in economies that are heavily dependent on oil.​

04 May 2021|Moody's Investors Service

Defaults among rated nonfinancial companies in emerging markets reached an all-time high of 28 in 2020 and were distributed across multiple countries and sectors. Our default forecast model projects that emerging market default rates will fall gradually over the course of this year as economic activity gradually rebounds.

29 Apr 2021|Moody's Investors Service

US President Joe Biden has so far prioritized pandemic management while taking steps to advance his ambitious economic, social and environmental policy goals, which have potential credit implications for a range of issuers, including automakers, utilities, oil and gas companies, and payday lenders.

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Chinese state-owned enterprises' first-quarter revenue and pre-tax profit rose sharply in uneven recovery

Generation mix, plant location determine carbon transition risk for regulated utilities outside the US

Bank of Canada will taper asset purchases, while other central banks wait

Source: Moody's Investors Service
Weekly Market Outlook

Fundamentals Support Low Volatility, Tight Spreads

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

Upgrades for 10 of 11 U.S. Changes; Europe Activity Shows Improvement

Source: Moody's Analytics