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16 Apr 2021|Moody's Investors Service

The US sanctions on Russia prohibit US financial institutions from purchasing ruble- or non-ruble-denominated Russian sovereign debt, constraining the Russian government's financing options. However, Russia’s accumulated financial buffers, low borrowing needs and enhanced policy toolkit will allow it manage the immediate negative effect.

13 Apr 2021|Moody's Investors Service

Rising environmental concerns, social pressures and an accelerating switch to digital will drive mergers and acquisitions in pharma and healthcare, consumer goods and oil and gas. For retail and software companies in particular, digital transformation will be a key driver. Cheap debt, strong liquidity and private equity demand will also continue to fuel M&A, but the uneven recovery and high debt burdens will limit transactions in some sectors.

10 Mar 2021|Moody's Corporation

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01 Mar 2021|Moody's Investors Service

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16 Apr 2021|Moody's Investors Service

Federal support programs and an accelerating vaccine roll-out are bolstering our US economic outlook and supporting the country’s credit conditions. But the potential for rising inflation and, from there, higher interest rates, risks disrupting parts of the credit market.

14 Apr 2021|Moody's Investors Service

The International Monetary Fund’s proposed new $650 billion allocation of Special Drawing Rights could provide meaningful support for Zambia, Suriname, Tajikistan, Pakistan and Namibia, although fundamental credit challenges would remain unresolved. Elsewhere, the direct impact of the SDRs in alleviating prevailing external liquidity pressures would be much more modest.

14 Apr 2021|Moody's Investors Service

In the 11 emerging markets which launched the largest QE programs at the height of the pandemic, the effects have been largely positive, underpinned by improved policy frameworks and institutional arrangements.  However, the risks of QE vary widely across the economies because their macroeconomic fundamentals differ.

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Moody's Credit Outlook

Microsoft's acquisition of Nuance for nearly $20 billion is credit positive

Russian central bank's digital rouble plan is credit negative for banks

Biden infrastructure plan would boost growth and employment, with benefits for a range of public and private sectors

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