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  • 21 Apr 2015

    China's anti-corruption campaign is credit positive, despite risk for some sectors

    China's measures to tackle graft and corporate governance concerns are largely positive for the rated sovereign and state-owned enterprises. However, sectors such as gaming face revenue risk due to the campaign, and others, such as oilfield services and property, face residual event risk…Press Release l Full Report ​​​​​
  • 20 Apr 2015

    First Multi-Billion Euro Money Market Fund Survives Outflow from Negative Yield

    The HSBC Euro Liquidity Fund posted a net negative yield, sending investors for the exits. This is the first time that a large euro prime constant net asset value money market fund has fallen victim to the European Central Bank’s quantitative-easing, which has pushed yields to record lows. The fund managed the outflow without incident, a credit positive, especially because we expect other funds to be similarly tested... Full Report
  • 16 Apr 2015

    Weak currencies in Latin America hurt consumer goods and oil companies

    The weakening of Latin American currencies against the US dollar and other strong currencies through 2015 and into 2016 will offer considerable cost advantages to export-based businesses and those that spend mainly in their local currency. Companies with significant dollar-denominated debt maturing this year face cash-flow declines as interest payments and other costs rise…Full Report​​
  • 16 Apr 2015

    Inside China April edition: Most Chinese issuers ride out challenges from economic rebalancing

    Most Chinese issuers will be resilient to near term challenges arising from slower economic growth. Inside China provides investors with key research and analyses of major macro-economic and credit trends in China and highlights our broader initiatives to further deepen and expand our analysis of China-related topics…Full Report​​​​
  • 16 Apr 2015

    FASB Reporting Standard Will Mask Full Debt Obligation

    The US Financial Accounting Standards Board issued a new standard that will require companies to offset reported debt with debt issue costs, lowering the debt amount reported on the balance sheet. Although the standard will increase comparability with International Financial Accounting Standards, it masks the full debt obligation, which will cause leverage to appear better than it actually is when issue costs are substantial…Full Report​​​​
Reform and Rebalancing

  • China: Reform and Rebalancing

    The Chinese economy is embarking on a path of rebalancing, defined by a reorientation away from the export and investment-led development model towards a model where consumption gradually becomes a more important engine of growth. This process will be characterized by economic restructuring, policy reform, market liberalization, and credit deceleration, posing both opportunities and challenges for China's credit universe. This page provides a centralized source for Moody's research related to key credit issues in China as the country's rebalancing story unfolds.
  • Euro Area – The Road to Sustainable Growth

    After several years of economic contraction, the euro area — still the second largest economic area after the US — returned to growth during the second half of 2013. This was the result of significant structural adjustment across the euro area periphery, institutional reform at the European Union and euro area levels and of a related reduction of market stress. However, growth is expected to be subdued for the foreseeable future, reflecting still large stocks of public debt, restrictive financing conditions and pre-existing long-term structural constraints (notably, poor demographic prospects). Given these obstacles, as well as the still incomplete nature of the euro area’s economic union, it is clear that the future growth model of the European Union and its core, the euro area, faces challenges. This page provides a centralized source for Moody’s research related to key credit issues concerning these matters.
  • Emerging Markets – Prospects and Challenges

    After a decade of rapid growth, emerging market (EM) economies in Europe, the Middle East, Asia, Latin America and Africa are now facing a more uncertain economic outlook. For some EMs, subdued developed world demand, tighter liquidity conditions and rising political risk will undermine growth prospects and expose credit concerns. For others, structural fundamentals such as policy reform, favorable demographics, and nascent investment cycles will continue to drive macroeconomic outperformance and, by extension, improving creditworthiness. This page provides a centralized source for Moody's research related to the key credit issues impacting major emerging markets.
  • Environmental Risks and Developments

    Concern over environmental change is leading to significant government policy initiatives globally and rising corporate innovation and investment. This heightened attention will lead to disruptive industry change, shifting investor capital allocation strategies and rising input costs related to increased pricing on carbon emissions and water usage. At the same time, severe environmental events, whether natural (earthquakes, hurricanes, droughts and floods) or man-made (oil spills and nuclear accidents), are of growing concern to many market participants who are concerned natural events are increasing in frequency and severity. This page highlights Moody's research on the credit implications of these developing environmental trends.
  • Islamic Finance

    Islamic finance is one of the most dynamic sectors of global finance. For this reason, Moody's remains strongly committed to supporting its growing importance. We provide market participants with a complete range of credit expertise and experience to meet the emerging needs in this field including ratings, research and training services.

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