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15 Jul 2020|Moody's Investors Service

The risk profile of many asset classes will change. Low long-term growth prospects will erode performance, while persistently low interest rates will heighten risk as investors hunt for yield.

14 Jul 2020|Moody's Investors Service

Long-standing institutional and economic barriers to equality in the US affect the Black community disproportionately and raise social risk. Institutional features that limit the educational and economic opportunities of a significant share of a country’s residents ultimately limit its long-term economic potential.

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.

16 Jul 2020|Moody's Investors Service

The global airline industry saw more than 90% of demand fall away within weeks of the spread of the coronavirus in March. Given that air travel supports economic activity across a wide range of other sectors, the strain on the industry’s previously flourishing fundamentals will continue to be felt across a broad swath of the global economy well into 2022 and beyond.

13 Jul 2020|Moody's Investors Service

The trailing 12-month global speculative-grade default rate reached 5.4% at the end of June, up from 4.8% in May and 2.4% a year earlier. The default rate is now at its highest point in a decade as the coronavirus weighs heavily on companies' earnings and on credit conditions. Twenty-seven Moody's-rated corporate issuers defaulted in June, bringing the total number of defaults in the first half to 111, exceeding the 105 defaults recorded for all of 2019.

10 Jul 2020|Moody's Investors Service

Key high-frequency indicators point to improvements in US consumer confidence and employment, but renewed localized lockdowns threaten to blunt the positive momentum. Spending across all income groups declined at the end of June.

Moody's Credit Outlook

US withdraws ability-to-pay underwriting requirements, a credit positive for payday lenders

UK government's Summer Statement adds further policy support to mitigate coronavirus-induced shock

Australian banks' extension of coronavirus relief measures will support RMBS

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