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19 Sep 2019|Moody's Investors Service

The formation of a new Israeli government will be protracted given that neither the right-leaning Likud party nor the centrist Blue and White Alliance has won enough seats to form a majority government with their traditional coalition partners. This outcome prolongs Israel's political uncertainty and reform inertia and further delays efforts to address the widening budget deficit.

19 Sep 2019|Moody's Investors Service

Governance failures can lead to reputational and financial risks, including higher debt financing costs or loss of access to capital markets. Governance risk tends to be issuer- or transaction-specific, while environmental and social risks are more sector-specific.

16 Sep 2019|Moody's Investors Service

Mexico’s proposed new budget assumes relatively optimistic GDP growth and oil production. These assumptions result in the budget overestimating next year's government revenue and underestimating the financial support that PEMEX, the state-owned petroleum company, may require.

17 Sep 2019|Moody's Investors Service

Our revised aggregate EBITDA forecast calls for no growth this year and flat to about 1% growth in 2020, a fraction of our forecast from earlier this year. A slowing global economy and heightened trade tensions will weigh on an industry critically dependent on trade flow. Several segments within the industry are softening; we expect only aerospace and defense to have solid growth in 2020.

17 Sep 2019|Moody's Investors Service

Michael Taylor and George Xu of the Global Credit team discuss the impact of the ongoing US-China trade dispute and China’s economic slowdown on business conditions throughout the rest of Asia. ​​

Related Research: US-China trade dispute and China’s continuing slowdown pose spillover risks to Asia

16 Sep 2019|Moody's Investors Service

Improvements in the future growth potential of many EU countries depend on stepped-up productivity and investment. These are only likely to materialise if progress, which has been patchy so far, is made across much of the EU in the implementation of structural economic reforms of labour markets, product and service markets, and markets that support innovation.

16 Sep 2019|Moody's Investors Service

The recent attacks on Saudi Aramco’s two oil facilities in eastern Saudi Arabia have resulted in a reduction of crude oil production by around 5.7 million barrels per day (mbpd) compared with an average production of 10 mbpd in the first half of 2019. The full extent of the credit impact for the government and Saudi Aramco will depend on the duration of the disruption to oil production.

Moody's Credit Outlook

New regulatory governance initiative is credit positive for Canadian banks

Attacks on oil infrastructure are credit negative for Saudi Arabia and Saudi Aramco

GM strike a threat to Michigan economy, which still has substantial exposure to auto sector

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U.S. and Europe Rating Activity Tilts Negative

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