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06 May 2021|Moody's Investors Service

We expect global trade to grow 7%-9% in 2021, following a 9% contraction in 2020. However, new virus variants and resurgent infections in some regions pose risks to the recovery, and geopolitical tensions are adding to supply disruptions.

04 May 2021|Moody's Investors Service

New York City's groundbreaking greenhouse gas emissions limits will phase in over the coming decade, spurring little new material credit risk for CMBS through 2029, but somewhat more with the stricter 2030 limits. 

28 Apr 2021|Moody's Investors Service

Corporate banking faces narrowing profitability prospects because of low interest rates, competition and high provisioning charges. But for large European banks BNP Paribas, Deutsche Bank, HSBC Holdings and UniCredit, increased tech investment will support improved service platforms and expansion outside the euro area will help generate more predictable earnings streams.

10 Mar 2021|Moody's Corporation

Moody’s ESG Solutions Group today announced the launch of Climate Solutions, a comprehensive product suite that provides market participants with enhanced risk measurement and evaluation tools to better understand, quantify and manage climate risks and opportunities.

05 May 2021|Moody's Investors Service

A number of sovereigns’ creditworthiness is vulnerable to physical climate risk, particularly for emerging markets with climate-dependent economic structures and low-quality infrastructure and healthcare systems. Many have begun to take measures to increase climate resiliency, but fiscal and institutional constraints may slow adaptation efforts.

04 May 2021|Moody's Investors Service

Defaults among rated nonfinancial companies in emerging markets reached an all-time high of 28 in 2020 and were distributed across multiple countries and sectors. Our default forecast model projects that emerging market default rates will fall gradually over the course of this year as economic activity gradually rebounds.

29 Apr 2021|Moody's Investors Service

US President Joe Biden has so far prioritized pandemic management while taking steps to advance his ambitious economic, social and environmental policy goals, which have potential credit implications for a range of issuers, including automakers, utilities, oil and gas companies, and payday lenders.

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Nestle's acquisition of some brands from The Bountiful Company will add pressure to credit metrics

Connecticut regulator penalizes state’s electric distribution companies for Tropical Storm Isaias response

IMF agreement supports Suriname government's efforts to restore macroeconomic stability

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