Structured Finance – Global 2022 Outlook — Strong asset performance will continue despite COVID-19 uncertainty
16 Dec 2021|Moody's Investors Service
Changes to consumer and corporate spending patterns stemming from pandemic-related disruptions will affect both transaction credit quality and performance.
15 Dec 2021|Moody's Investors Service
Continued economic strengthening and federal support will help bolster revenue for many municipal finance sectors over the next 12-18 months.
Global automotive outlook is stable for 2022 with vehicle sales climbing; parts shortage, pandemic are risks
08 Dec 2021|Moody's Investors Service
We expect light vehicle sales to rise 6.2% in 2022, with Western Europe bouncing back most after a tepid 2021 recovery. Parts shortages and the pandemic’s course pose risks, but we expect supply problems to abate and volume to recover in the second half. Parts suppliers’ revenue growth will exceed global auto unit sales growth, but margins will remain pressured. Global truck sales will be about flat after a strong 2021 recovery.
02 Dec 2021|Moody's Investors Service
The continued economic recovery will support banks’ asset quality and help keep loan losses low, and banks’ strong capital, loan loss reserves and liquidity will safeguard their credit strength. Risks to the stable outlook include a renewed global economic slowdown, high global debt levels and the effects of unwinding government and monetary support measures.
Sovereigns – Global: State of Nations: High debt loads and spending demands will require delicate policy balance
01 Dec 2021|Moody's Investors Service
Our State of Nations events highlighted factors driving our global economic and sovereign credit outlooks, with a focus on the policy challenges that governments will confront in 2022.
17 Nov 2021|Moody's Investors Service
Billions of dollars in federal pandemic assistance and growth in increasingly important tax collections will combine to offset transit systems' operating losses driven by low ridership.
15 Nov 2021|Moody's Investors Service
Cyber risk is rising and evolving in novel ways, which will challenge entities to enhance and fortify their security measures in 2022.
11 Nov 2021|Moody's Investors Service
Governments in Asia Pacific face difficult policy choices in the year ahead as attention returns to medium-term social and environmental issues, even as economic growth recovers. Policymakers’ ability to balance competing economic and social priorities will shape the lasting credit effect of the pandemic.
04 Nov 2021|Moody's Investors Service
Elena Duggar, Moody’s Investors Service’s chief credit officer for the Americas, and Gersan Zurita, credit officer for Latin America, explain why we expect global credit conditions to settle in 2022, and discuss the six key themes – from pandemic disruption to inequality and social risk – that we think will influence credit markets next year. » Read the related report
19 Oct 2021|Moody's Investors Service
Chief Credit Officer Richard Cantor and Marie Diron, of the Sovereign team, discuss how the pandemic crisis has accelerated the increase in government debt levels globally and what it means for the broader economy.
03 Nov 2021|Moody's Investors Service
The global economic rebound will continue into 2022, easing immediate credit pressures for governments in most regions and allowing a gradual unwinding of support measures. However, the unprecedented levels of government debt will take years to reduce, with sovereigns continuing to bear the social and institutional costs of the pandemic.
04 Nov 2021|Moody's Investors Service
Weaker-than-expected growth momentum and rising inflation have dented some of the optimism surrounding the global economic recovery. But uncertainties with regard to the COVID-19 pandemic, supply chain imbalances and labor shortages should diminish in 2022, ushering in a stable growth phase through 2023.