Ariane Ortiz-Bollin, Assistant Vice President – Sovereign Risk Group at Moody’s Investors Service, discusses the factors supporting our stable 2019 outlook for LatAm and Caribbean sovereigns.
We anticipate domestic country-specific factors will prove more significant for the region’s credit prospects than a contentious international trade environment, which will weigh on global growth.
Minyan Liu, Associate Managing Director, Financial Institutions Group, talks over uncertainty for the Chinese economy and how it is affected by 2018’s rising trade tensions. Minyan reviews our Chinese banking outlook, as well as the slowdown in asset growth across asset management companies.
While growth across Africa is recovering, it is still below potential. Our stable outlook for African banks reflects expectations of a slight acceleration in growth and stricter regulation that supports financial stability; but risks are titled to the downside.