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02 Dec 2020|Moody's Investors Service

A weakened economy in 2021 will curb local governments’ total revenue growth, particularly at the beginning of the year. Fixed-cost burdens will rise, while growing demand for public services will strain municipal budgets and deferred capital spending will likely delay climate change mitigation projects.

02 Dec 2020|Moody's Investors Service

Overall retail sales volumes and profits will continue to recover, although for many retailers they will remain below 2019 levels. Increasing online sales will remain margin dilutive for all but specialists, with coronavirus effects accelerating the sector’s structural transformation.

01 Dec 2020|Moody's Investors Service

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05 Jun 2020|Moody's Corporation

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02 Dec 2020|Moody's Investors Service

Rokhaya Cisse and Marina Cremonese of the Asset Management team explore why the pandemic fallout has dimmed revenue prospects and made growth harder for asset managers. Plus, Celina Vansetti-Hutchins looks at how a difficult operating environment and elevated asset risk are driving our negative outlook for financial institutions in emerging markets.​

01 Dec 2020|Moody's Investors Service

We expect earnings in most industries in Asia, EMEA, Latin America and North America to be better in 2021 than in 2020 as business and credit conditions improve from a weak base, but recovery will vary by market, and sectors hardest hit by the pandemic will remain stressed.

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02 Dec 2020|Moody's Investors Service

Performance will be stable for Chinese structured finance deals with high-quality assets as the country’s economy recovers in 2021. But risks will be higher for deals with low-quality assets or exposures to companies hurt by the coronavirus pandemic.

Source: Moody's Investors Service
Moody's Credit Outlook

S&P Global's planned $44 billion merger with IHS is credit positive

Bluestep Bank divests its personal loan portfolio, a credit positive

Chinese banks raise capital ahead of regulations for domestic systemically important banks, a credit positive

Source: Moody's Investors Service
Weekly Market Outlook

Operating Leverage May Help to Narrow Yield Spreads in 2021

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Latest U.S. Changes Follow Familiar Pattern of Upgrades to Downgrades

Source: Moody's Analytics