Key global credit themes for 2021

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25 Feb 2021|Moody's Investors Service

Following a record year in sovereign sukuk issuance, driven by an increase in financing needs, we expect issuance to moderate this year as higher oil prices, lower coronavirus spending measures and accelerating economic growth in core sukuk-issuing countries lead to narrower fiscal deficits.

25 Jan 2021|Moody's Investors Service

A favorable trio of infrastructure spending, rising demand in the housing and auto sectors and record low interest rates will boost Indian companies' earnings and support their credit quality.

25 Feb 2021|Moody's Investors Service

COVID-19 restrictions in the largest European economies continue to weigh on consumer confidence. But consumers and businesses are adapting to the constraints, limiting the declines in retail sales compared with the start of the pandemic.

28 Jan 2021|Moody's Corporation

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25 Feb 2021|Moody's Investors Service

In this month’s featured segment, Yehudah Forster of the Residential Mortgage-backed Securities team breaks down potential changes to the qualified mortgage rules, and what they mean for the credit quality of future RMBS. Plus, Aaron Johnson and Xhen Pisha draw on our 2021 outlooks to highlight the structured finance asset classes on the bumpiest roads as the economy recovers from a tumultuous 2020.

26 Feb 2021|Moody's Investors Service

Electric-vehicle battery makers will generally benefit from rising battery demand, but rapid business expansion and investments in innovative technology to maintain a competitive edge will come with operational risks and the challenge of keeping leverage stable. Mihoko Manabe and Motoki Yanase of the Corporates team in Tokyo examine the credit implications for rated battery makers in this podcast.

23 Feb 2021|Moody's Investors Service

We expect the G-20 economies to grow collectively by 5.3% this year and by 4.5% in 2022, after contracting 3.3% in 2020. Most countries’ overall economic outcomes last year were better than our forecasts because of stronger-than-expected rebounds in the second half.

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

Electric vehicle battery demand grows but with operational and investment risks

Motion to cancel US Supreme Court hearing on Medicaid work rule is credit positive for health insurers

South Africa's slightly lower deficits will not prevent debt rising; downside risks remain elevated

Source: Moody's Investors Service
Weekly Market Outlook

Quality Bonds Retreat as Leveraged Loans Shine

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Speculative-Grade Debt Continues to Lead Rating Changes

Source: Moody's Analytics