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03 Dec 2020|Moody's Investors Service

Covered bond credit quality will remain high in all regions in 2021. Issuers entered the coronavirus crisis in strong positions, while policy measures will mitigate collateral performance risks

02 Dec 2020|Moody's Investors Service

A weakened economy in 2021 will curb local governments’ total revenue growth, particularly at the beginning of the year. Fixed-cost burdens will rise, while growing demand for public services will strain municipal budgets and deferred capital spending will likely delay climate change mitigation projects.

01 Dec 2020|Moody's Investors Service

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03 Dec 2020|Moody's Investors Service

We changed our retail and apparel outlooks to stable in the fourth quarter on the basis that the worst of the pandemic is over. Despite lofty 2021 growth forecasts, downside risks are high and it will be potentially years before both industries return to 2019 profitability levels.

02 Dec 2020|Moody's Investors Service

Overall retail sales volumes and profits will continue to recover, although for many retailers they will remain below 2019 levels. Increasing online sales will remain margin dilutive for all but specialists, with coronavirus effects accelerating the sector’s structural transformation.

02 Dec 2020|Moody's Investors Service

Performance will be stable for Chinese structured finance deals with high-quality assets as the country’s economy recovers in 2021. But risks will be higher for deals with low-quality assets or exposures to companies hurt by the coronavirus pandemic.

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

S&P Global's planned $44 billion merger with IHS is credit positive

Bluestep Bank divests its personal loan portfolio, a credit positive

Chinese banks raise capital ahead of regulations for domestic systemically important banks, a credit positive

Source: Moody's Investors Service
Weekly Market Outlook

Core Profits and U.S. Equities Set New Record Highs

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

Upgrades Mark the Holiday Week

Source: Moody's Analytics