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Monitoring the effects of the pandemic

Explore how the coronavirus crisis intersects with the 2020 credit themes 

Moody's response to the coronavirus crisis

28 May 2020|Moody's Investors Service

High frequency and alternative data indicators in May indicate the economic shock from the coronavirus pandemic will be concentrated in the second quarter, in line with our expectations. We forecast a slow recovery in the second half of the year for most economies.

27 May 2020|Moody's Investors Service

Lucie Villa of the Sovereign team discusses a debt relief initiative for low-income countries grappling with liquidity pressures. Also, Daniela Jayesuria of the Structured Finance team offers insights on coronavirus-related debt moratoriums for individual and corporate borrowers in Latin America, one of the biggest securitization markets in emerging markets.​​​​​

25 May 2020|Moody's Corporation

The coronavirus outbreak is disrupting economies and credit markets worldwide. The impact on issuers’ credit profiles and the economy will depend on the severity and duration of the crisis.

21 May 2020|Moody's Investors Service

Liquidity for the weakest speculative-grade US corporates worsened in April as the coronavirus crisis continued to cut more deeply across most industries. Lower-rated companies that rely on the leveraged loan market, where liquidity has evaporated, are getting hit the hardest. But many stronger speculative-grade companies are able to tap the US high-yield market, which has recovered following the US Federal Reserve’s support for corporate bonds.

27 May 2020|Moody's Investors Service

The credit impact of the pandemic has manifested via three broad channels: lower growth, the fall in oil prices, and reduced access to financing. Of the 54 mostly negative sovereign rating actions that we have announced so far this year, 23 were the direct result of the coronavirus pandemic.

25 May 2020|Moody's Investors Service

About 22% of rated APAC companies have high exposure to coronavirus disruptions, up from 20% on 31 March. About 39% have moderate exposure, up from 36%. The effects of disruptions on credit quality are becoming more apparent.

Moody's Credit Outlook

Take-up of state-guaranteed corporate loans is positive for Italian banks

World Bank's emergency funding for East Africa points to risks from intensifying locust swarms

Negative April credit card ABS performance confirms coronavirus-related risks for deals

Source: Moody's Investors Service
Weekly Market Outlook

Record-Fast Money Growth Eases Market Anxiety

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

Many Downgrades See Outlooks Drop From Stable to Negative

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