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14 Oct 2020|Moody's Investors Service

Changes in the Japanese business environment combined with a weakening in the government’s credit quality and greater investor scrutiny on bank lending over the past several years are making the government, banks and corporate groups more selective in providing support to companies.

12 Oct 2020|Moody's Investors Service

Emerging market governments are set to lose revenue worth a hefty 2.1 percentage points of GDP on average in 2020. Given their pressing social and infrastructure spending needs, sizeable interest payments and already narrow revenue bases, effective revenue-recovery measures will be important for their creditworthiness.

23 Sep 2020|Moody's Investors Service

Moody’s Investors Service is seeking feedback by October 22, 2020 from market participants on proposed changes to the cross-sector methodology explaining the general principles for ESG risks.

05 Jun 2020|Moody's Corporation

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16 Oct 2020|Moody's Investors Service

The UK’s growth prospects have weakened significantly, with years of weak productivity growth and tepid business investment exacerbated by the pandemic and the likely effect of Brexit. The government’s already-high debt will increase further during the pandemic. Underlying the economic and fiscal deterioration is a weakening of the UK’s policymaking framework.

15 Oct 2020|Moody's Investors Service

Large banks in Australia, the UK and the US have reported only moderately higher problem loans since the start of the pandemic. However, we expect loan losses to accelerate in the months ahead as government stimulus and bank forbearance measures are withdrawn or scaled back.

16 Oct 2020|Moody's Investors Service

Increasing infection rates across advanced and emerging markets are weighing on consumer demand and stalling positive economic momentum. The recovery in manufacturing activity is also slowing. While domestic travel is picking up across countries, international travel remains weak.

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Five US global investment banks' capital rises and provisions drop, improving resilience amid economic uncertainty

Curfew will hit France's hospitality and leisure sectors, a credit negative for their lenders

Low for longer rates will intensify pressure on Spanish banks' margins

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