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Monitoring the effects of the pandemic

The six key themes shaping credit markets in 2020

Moody's response to the coronavirus crisis

03 Jun 2020|Moody's Investors Service

The US has lost more than 40 million jobs since March, but the pace of losses has slowed. The labor market recovery will vary dramatically, with some sectors quickly absorbing furloughed employees as stay-at-home orders and other restrictions ease, while others shed jobs permanently.

25 May 2020|Moody's Corporation

The coronavirus outbreak is disrupting economies and credit markets worldwide. The impact on issuers’ credit profiles and the economy will depend on the severity and duration of the crisis.

27 May 2020|Moody's Investors Service

Lucie Villa of the Sovereign team discusses a debt relief initiative for low-income countries grappling with liquidity pressures. Also, Daniela Jayesuria of the Structured Finance team offers insights on coronavirus-related debt moratoriums for individual and corporate borrowers in Latin America, one of the biggest securitization markets in emerging markets.​​​​​

01 Jun 2020|Moody's Investors Service

China's government released its policy focus for 2020, which includes a moderate degree of fiscal support for the economy, accommodative monetary policies and measures to support employment. The policies will have varying credit effects on different sectors of the economy.

01 Jun 2020|Moody's Investors Service

The regulatory capital ratios of all five US-based global investment banks fell in the first quarter because of higher provisions for credit losses and rising risk-weighted assets amid the coronavirus pandemic. Stock buybacks and dividend payments amplified the credit-negative pressure on the banks’ capital ratios.

28 May 2020|Moody's Investors Service

High frequency and alternative data indicators in May indicate the economic shock from the coronavirus pandemic will be concentrated in the second quarter, in line with our expectations. We forecast a slow recovery in the second half of the year for most economies.

Moody's Credit Outlook

US labor market begins to stabilize, but job losses in hard-hit sectors will be prolonged

Dutch bank's plan for mortgages coming off coronavirusrelated payment holidays is negative for RMBS cash flows

Mortgage insurers brace for higher delinquencies as unemployment rate spikes

Source: Moody's Investors Service
Weekly Market Outlook

Record-Fast Money Growth Eases Market Anxiety

We preview economic reports and forecasts from the US, UK/Europe, and Asia/Pacific regions

Many Downgrades See Outlooks Drop From Stable to Negative

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