Coronavirus Effects
The coronavirus outbreak is disrupting economies and credit markets worldwide. The impact on issuers’ credit profiles and the economy will depend on the severity and duration of the crisis.
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  • Series: Credit After Covid

    09 Dec 2021|Moody's Investors Service
    High-frequency alternative data indicate an ongoing rebound in economic activity across most advanced economies, despite rising new COVID-19 cases in some countries.

    07 Dec 2021|Moody's Investors Service
    Economic activity in the five largest European countries continued to rebound in recent weeks. But the emergence of the Omicron variant could slow the recovery momentum.

    30 Nov 2021|Moody's Investors Service
    The discovery of the new virus variant underscores our view that the COVID-19 pandemic remains a health threat, as well as the chief source of uncertainty to the global economy and a driver of financial market volatility.

    01 Nov 2021|Moody's Investors Service
    Steadying economic activity will enhance the credit quality of debt issuers overall in 2022, although leverage risks will remain high. Major credit themes for the year will include the economic reshaping spurred by pandemic disruption, debt sustainability, policy shifts, the impact of new technologies, carbon transition, and inequality and social risk.

    07 Oct 2021|Moody's Investors Service
     Consumer spending in Europe's largest economies remains solid. Households have started to tap into their savings as restrictions ease.

    03 Aug 2021|Moody's Investors Service
    Asia-Pacific's economic activity will likely rebound strongly in 2021-22, fueled in large part by China. But the recovery masks a range of pandemic-related output losses across the region.