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30 Jun 2020|Moody's Investors Service

Despite preparations for the likely demise of Libor in 2021, its persistence as an index prolongs risks to debt issuers and investors, particularly with regard to structured finance transactions.

30 Jun 2020|Moody's Investors Service

Some developments, such as the benefits of lower borrowing costs or challenges from fiscal austerity, will be immediate. Others, such as telemedicine’s potential transformative effect on the healthcare sector or governments’ need to confront new social mandates, will play out over several years.

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

24 Jun 2020|Moody's Corporation

Vigeo Eiris has launched an enhanced second party opinion (SPO) service for sustainable bonds featuring a new impact assessment and revised report format. Last week, Vigeo Eiris also announced their collaboration with Euronext, who have created a new ESG index powered by Vigeo Eiris data.

30 Jun 2020|Moody's Investors Service

The coronavirus compounds the challenges already confronting the global auto industry and we estimate that global light vehicle sales will fall by at least 20% this year, and by more in North America, Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Over the past three months we downgraded 40% of the auto manufacturers we rate, involving about $130 billion of debt.

29 Jun 2020|Moody's Investors Service

While financial conditions are gradually stabilizing for most major emerging markets, the coronavirus pandemic’s shock to growth, earnings and debt burdens will increase credit vulnerabilities in the second half of 2020.

26 Jun 2020|Moody's Investors Service

All 33 of the largest US banking groups exceeded minimum capital and leverage ratios under the severely adverse scenario in the 2020 Dodd-Frank Act Stress Test. But the Fed is requiring banks to resubmit capital plans that reflect uncertainty stemming from the coronavirus pandemic. That leaves the ultimate results inconclusive, but may lead to credit-positive capital actions later this year.

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Most US banks’ meet regulatory capital buffer requirements and cap third-quarter dividends, both credit positives

UK regulator-led forum’s climate guide will help financial firms manage climate risks

Launch of Wealth Management Connect Scheme is credit positive for Hong Kong banks

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