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10 Jun 2021|Moody's Investors Service

Emerging and frontier market sovereigns that deploy targeted social assistance to their most vulnerable population groups can reduce credit risks associated with increased social tensions and political risks. However, the availability and effectiveness of social safety nets vary widely.

02 Jun 2021|Moody's Corporation

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09 Jun 2021|Moody's Investors Service

The G-7’s call for global coordination on central bank digital currencies and stablecoins risks creating  a more direct relationship between citizens and public money that disintermediates payment companies and banks, a credit negative for those private sector entities. However, it also has the potential to generate public benefits through financial innovation, competition and inclusion.

06 May 2021|Moody's Investors Service

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10 Jun 2021|Moody's Investors Service

Michael Osborn, Heather Correia and Matthew Cahill of the US Public Finance team discuss the increasing cyber threats facing universities, state and local governments, hospitals and transit systems. Also, Pisei Chea weighs in on what recent US Census results signal about states’ economic fortunes, while Frank Mamo comments on municipalities’ prospects as they emerge from the coronavirus pandemic.

10 Jun 2021|Moody's Investors Service

Stablecoins, a type of digital currency, have broad potential within banking and finance, and for the overall economy, as a way to process payments, develop new products and bridge the gap between physical and digital currency. They also entail new risks that could undermine financial stability and monetary sovereignty if adopted at a significant scale without a strong regulatory and oversight framework.

09 Jun 2021|Moody's Investors Service

The G-7’s stated commitment to a global minimum corporate tax rate of 15% on a country-by-country basis would, if implemented, be mildly credit negative for Ireland, the Netherlands and other sovereigns that have used tax policy as part of a broader competitiveness strategy. The effect on corporates’ operating cash flow would be marginal.

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G-7 call to step up dialogue on digital currencies is likely to hasten disintermediation of banks and payment providers

US legislation to counter China would reshape operating environment for many sectors

Catastrophe bond market growth propelled by strong investor demand

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