Recent publications: Outlook changed to negative and impact of ‘no-deal’ Brexit

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18 Mar 2019|Moody's Investors Service

Numerous cities have taken steps to curb costs of other post-employment benefits (OPEB), but most cost-containment strategies will take years to provide substantial savings. And, where rising OPEB expenses are not addressed, they threaten to curtail other spending priorities.

18 Mar 2019|Moody's Investors Service

US consumption will likely remain steady over the next quarter, while household leverage will stay contained. In the housing market, home price appreciation and sales have begun to slow, in large part reflecting declining affordability.

15 Mar 2019|Moody's Investors Service

We believe the MAX program will ultimately overcome the near-term challenges it now faces as a result of the two accidents. The model's safety is rightly being questioned, but we do not anticipate wholesale cancellations of orders.

15 Mar 2019|Moody's Investors Service

Cape Town’s new water strategy will allow it to mitigate the negative economic and fiscal pressure caused by last year’s severe water crisis, when the South African city came within days of its dam system running dry after three years of low rainfall.

15 Mar 2019|Moody's Investors Service

After a series of contentious parliamentary votes, it is now likely that the UK’s exit from the European Union will be delayed. However, the uncertainty over what form Brexit will eventually take remains high and will continue to weigh on investment, hiring and spending decisions – a credit negative for UK-based issuers.

11 Mar 2019|Moody's Investors Service

The stalling recovery in auto sales on the back of slowing global economic growth, rising political risk, rapid technological changes and stricter environmental regulation has turned the outlook negative for the global automakers into 2020. Sales may recover slightly in the second half of 2019 as incentives in China boost demand.

04 Mar 2019|Moody's Investors Service

Regional variations in the gap between spending needs and revenue sources among Chinese regional and local governments (RLGs) have become more pronounced in recent years, with RLGs in western China facing the largest gap. Some RLGs’ reliance on state-owned enterprises to fill the funding gap has led to higher contingent liabilities.

Moody's Credit Outlook

Extension of MGM's sub-concession agreement in Macau is credit positive

Brazilian credit bureaus' expanded access to borrower credit histories is credit positive for banks and consumer loan ABS

Extension of Brexit process appears likely, prolonging uncertainty for a range of issuers

Source: Moody's Investors Service
Weekly Market Outlook

Riskier Outlook May Slow Corporate Debt Growth in 2019

The week ahead – US, Europe, Asia-Pacific 

U.S. Upgrades Account for Vast Majority of Affected Debt

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