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Topics are collections of timely and in-depth commentaries which offer insight into current events and trends impacting global credit markets. 

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Africa: Emergence and transformation
The entry of several African sovereigns and large corporations into international debt capital markets prompted this centralized source for Moody's research.
Automotive Sector Transformation
Driven by technology, sustainability and changing consumer preferences, this transformation will have major ramifications for multiple sectors globally.
China Growth & Credit
Policy uncertainties, unforeseen events, as well as long-term structural challenges pose credit risks to China, increasing credit differentiation between domestic regions and sectors.
Coronavirus Effects
The coronavirus outbreak is disrupting economies and credit markets worldwide.
Covenants
This page aggregates all research regarding covenants published by Moody's Investors Service.
Cyber Risk
The growing intersection of supply chains, connectivity and access to data is increasing the potential risks for significant cyberattacks on governments and businesses worldwide.
Digital Transformation
E-commerce and other digital service delivery will continue to ramp up as a result of rapidly changing consumer habits, with credit implications across a wide span of sectors.
ESG Credit
Market participants are focusing more on the potential for ESG issues to affect investment decisions and to assist in the development of a more sustainable economy.
Global Investment Banks
Global Investment Banks have significant capital markets activities and business-model characteristics that can pose unique or pronounced risks to their creditors.
Islamic Finance
Islamic Finance is an important part of global capital markets in view of the rising demand in the Middle East and Asia.  
Libor and Euribor reform: what does the future hold?
Adapting to any reform or replacement of these benchmarks will involve numerous challenges and risks.
Policy Challenges
The continuation of fiscal support will be a top policy focus, as will geopolitical and trade tensions.
Regulation of Financial Institutions
The latest developments in regulation and capital requirements for banks and insurers globally.
Rising Debt Burdens
Weak earnings and solvency concerns will weigh on hard-hit issuers; more debt and relaxed underwriting will erode the positive effects of low interest rates on debt-servicing capacity.
The Big Picture
From the uneven economic recovery to the acceleration of digitization and rising focus on social trends amid COVID-19, several key themes are shaping global credit conditions.
Uneven Recovery
Recovery from the unprecedented economic shock of the coronavirus will be tenuous and inconsistent across countries, regions and sectors.
US Housing & Housing Finance: How long will this boom last?
Record-low mortgage rates and effects of the coronavirus pandemic have boosted home sales, prices and home-loan refinancings.