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13 Apr 2021|Moody's Investors Service

Rising environmental concerns, social pressures and an accelerating switch to digital will drive mergers and acquisitions in pharma and healthcare, consumer goods and oil and gas. For retail and software companies in particular, digital transformation will be a key driver. Cheap debt, strong liquidity and private equity demand will also continue to fuel M&A, but the uneven recovery and high debt burdens will limit transactions in some sectors.

12 Apr 2021|Moody's Investors Service

The direct spending and tax credits in the proposed $2.3 trillion American Jobs Plan would, if enacted, benefit sectors including US state and local governments, infrastructure assets, auto manufacturing and electric utilities.

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.

01 Mar 2021|Moody's Investors Service

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08 Apr 2021|Moody's Investors Service

Ted Hampton of the US Public Finance team discusses how the State of Illinois is weathering COVID-19’s financial difficulties while pension obligations continue to weigh on its credit quality. Plus, Earl Heffintrayer and Myra Shankin of the Project and Infrastructure Finance team weigh in on the US airport sector’s improving prospects as passenger levels pick up.​

08 Apr 2021|Moody's Investors Service

High-frequency alternative data indicate a strong rebound in global economic activity even as COVID-19 infection rates rise and restrictive measures remain in place across many countries. Vaccinations in G-20 countries are advancing and the number of fatalities from the virus has declined in recent weeks. Financial conditions remain supportive in the US and euro area but are tightening across some emerging markets.

07 Apr 2021|Moody's Investors Service

After a merger with a publicly traded special purpose acquisition company (SPAC), corporate issuers generally emerge with stronger credit quality, at least initially, with lower debt and improved liquidity. However, the final capital structure can result in significantly higher debt or weaker liquidity if the sponsor cannot find private investors to make up for high redemption rates.

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