Key global credit themes for 2021

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Forward-looking insight into global credit trends for the year ahead

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02 Mar 2021|Moody's Investors Service

Our research indicates macroeconomic benefits of narrowing gender gaps, and a positive correlation between board-level gender diversity and companies’ higher credit ratings. Gender inclusivity metrics are also gaining prominence in investors’ and other stakeholders’ social and governance considerations.

25 Feb 2021|Moody's Investors Service

COVID-19 restrictions in the largest European economies continue to weigh on consumer confidence. But consumers and businesses are adapting to the constraints, limiting the declines in retail sales compared with the start of the pandemic.

01 Mar 2021|Moody's Investors Service

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28 Jan 2021|Moody's Corporation

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25 Feb 2021|Moody's Investors Service

In this month’s featured segment, Yehudah Forster of the Residential Mortgage-backed Securities team breaks down potential changes to the qualified mortgage rules, and what they mean for the credit quality of future RMBS. Plus, Aaron Johnson and Xhen Pisha draw on our 2021 outlooks to highlight the structured finance asset classes on the bumpiest roads as the economy recovers from a tumultuous 2020.

01 Mar 2021|Moody's Investors Service

Among the largest global economies, the strength and implementation of renewable and clean energy policies vary, with China and the EU plus UK leading the way while the US trails its peers.

26 Feb 2021|Moody's Investors Service

Electric-vehicle battery makers will generally benefit from rising battery demand, but rapid business expansion and investments in innovative technology to maintain a competitive edge will come with operational risks and the challenge of keeping leverage stable. Mihoko Manabe and Motoki Yanase of the Corporates team in Tokyo examine the credit implications for rated battery makers in this podcast.

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Moody's Credit Outlook

Electric vehicle battery demand grows but with operational and investment risks

Motion to cancel US Supreme Court hearing on Medicaid work rule is credit positive for health insurers

South Africa's slightly lower deficits will not prevent debt rising; downside risks remain elevated

Source: Moody's Investors Service
Weekly Market Outlook

Quality Bonds Retreat as Leveraged Loans Shine

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Speculative-Grade Debt Continues to Lead Rating Changes

Source: Moody's Analytics