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Moody's response to the coronavirus crisis

11 Aug 2020|Moody's Investors Service

The coronavirus pandemic will likely lead to a reconfiguration of global trade relationships, particularly in Asia. Ensuring supply security will become the overarching objective of governments and companies, with the largest shifts in pharmaceuticals and other sectors with the greatest strategic significance.

11 Aug 2020|Moody's Investors Service

A recovery in market conditions and an increase in the borrowing requirements of the world's largest sovereign issuers, including Saudi Arabia and Malaysia, will lead to a greater rise in nominal sukuk issuance this year than we had anticipated in March.

05 Jun 2020|Moody's Corporation

Moody’s will commit $1 million over the next five years to promote equal justice and advancement of the Black community

30 Jul 2020|Moody's Investors Service

As coronavirus infections rise and countries impose localized restrictions, July indicators suggest that economic activity and labor market recoveries are leveling off in the US, the euro area and China.

12 Aug 2020|Moody's Investors Service

Alessandro Roccati from the Banking team explains how coronavirus-driven demand for contactless digital financial services, along with remote work, are raising the cyber threat to banks. Plus, Steve Tu of the Asset Management team looks at how the latest US government intervention in money markets could signal an eventual phaseout of institutional prime funds.​​

10 Aug 2020|Moody's Investors Service

The trailing 12-month global speculative-grade corporate default rate rose to 6.1% at the end of July, up from 5.5% in June and 2.4% in July 2019. The default rate is at its highest level in a decade, as the coronavirus-induced economic slowdown weighs heavily on companies' earnings and on credit conditions.

11 Aug 2020|Moody's Investors Service

The risk of private-sector creditors being asked to incur losses in all or most cases of the G-20’s debt service suspension initiative for highly indebted countries has diminished over the last few months, but some risks remain in individual cases.

Moody's Credit Outlook

Loan-payment deferrals mask US banks' deteriorating asset quality

Heightened tensions around Belarus' presidential election increase political risks, a credit negative

Approval to reopen New York's schools marks creditpositive step in state's economic recovery

Source: Moody's Investors Service
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