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Moody's launches comprehensive ESG solutions group; appoints global head

01 Oct 2020|Moody's Investors Service

High frequency alternative data point to a reversal of the positive economic momentum across many countries and the trade-offs between the economic benefits and health risks of loosening coronavirus-sparked social-distancing restrictions.

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.

30 Sep 2020|Moody's Investors Service

EMEA companies' liquidity has suffered because of the pandemic, but is still solid overall, aided in part by higher borrowing. However, the share of companies showing liquidity weakness has doubled to 10% from 5% in our 2019 study, with the deterioration most prevalent in consumer-facing sectors like transportation, non-food retail and leisure.

05 Jun 2020|Moody's Corporation

Moody’s will commit $1 million over the next five years to promote equal justice and advancement of the Black community

29 Sep 2020|Moody's Investors Service

Digital technologies are helping businesses remain operational during the pandemic, prompting a reassessment of their long-term IT strategies. As macroeconomic conditions improve, this will benefit sectors such as cloud infrastructure services, cloud-based software, semiconductors and IT services. But IT vendors with meaningful exposures to on-premise hardware and software will be challenged, as will printer and printer-services companies.

29 Sep 2020|Moody's Investors Service

Economic activity remains uneven and consumption is edging toward average levels but slowing. Consumers have yet to spend the cash they saved during the coronavirus lockdowns.

22 Sep 2020|Moody's Investors Service

Overall credit effects of COVID-19 have been most acute for lower-quality debt issuers in consumer-sensitive sectors and for those with weak liquidity. Recovery over the next year will likely vary, with improvement the slowest for sectors already bearing the brunt of pandemic-induced business disruption.

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

Devon Energy's combination with WPX Energy significantly expands scale at a reasonable valuation

Brazil's regulators extend provisioning relief on SME loans as coronavirus stress continues

Escalating tension between Armenia and Azerbaijan threatens long-lasting credit-negative effect

Source: Moody's Investors Service
Weekly Market Outlook

Record-High Bond Issuance Aids Nascent Upturn

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Upgrades Dominate U.S. Changes, Downgrades Lead in Europe

Source: Moody's Analytics
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