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
  • Series: Credit After Covid
    SECTOR IN-DEPTH
    13 Oct 2020|Moody's Investors Service
    Fundamental shifts in loan origination and servicing processes in the aftermath of the coronavirus pandemic will have mixed credit implications for Japanese structured finance deals.
    SECTOR IN-DEPTH
    24 Sep 2020|Moody's Investors Service
    The Federal Reserve will continue to maintain low interest rates after the coronavirus crisis subsides in an effort to support an economic recovery. But for issuers with large employee retirement obligations or heavy dependence on investment income, the added credit risks stemming from low interest rates will outweigh the benefits of low-cost financing.
    The pandemic will compound and accelerate key global trends.

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    06 Oct 2020|Moody's Investors Service
    Raj Joshi and Rick Lane of the Corporates team discuss how the coronavirus pandemic is accelerating the adoption of technology by businesses and consumers. As global macroeconomic conditions improve, these shifts will be credit positive for cloud infrastructure services, cloud-based software, semiconductor, IT services and the financial technology subsectors.
    PODCAST
    28 Sep 2020|Moody's Investors Service
    Jane Soldera and Alexander Zeidler of the Covered Bonds team discuss how the coronavirus pandemic is triggering or strengthening long-lasting shifts in the credit environment for European covered bonds.

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    08 Oct 2020|Moody's Investors Service
    Atsi Sheth and Robard Williams from the Credit Strategy & Research team discuss the credit effects of key policy challenges that will confront the next US presidential administration, and the uncertainties surrounding the election. >> Read the related report
    Global Ratings Review Summaries
    SECTOR PROFILE
    12 Oct 2020|Moody's Investors Service
    This report contains a summary of structured finance rating actions during the week ending 9 October 2020.
    SECTOR PROFILE
    06 Oct 2020|Moody's Investors Service
    This report provides an update on public rating actions in September 2020, largely coronavirus-related, for parent-level issuers rated by Moody's Corporate Finance Group (CFG). 
    SECTOR PROFILE
    10 Sep 2020|Moody's Investors Service
    This report contains a summary of financial institution rating actions in the month of August.
    Coronavirus Policy ResponseView more
    SECTOR COMMENT
    19 Aug 2020|Moody's Investors Service
    The US Congress will likely approve additional relief measures for unemployed workers in the coming weeks after earlier benefits expired. But the delay will weaken the purchasing power of some US households and hurt their ability to meet financial obligations.
    SECTOR COMMENT
    11 Aug 2020|Moody's Investors Service
    The risk of private-sector creditors being asked to incur losses in all or most cases of the G-20’s debt service suspension initiative for highly indebted countries has diminished over the last few months, but some risks remain in individual cases.
    Macroeconomic commentaries and scenarios
    SECTOR IN-DEPTH
    16 Oct 2020|Moody's Investors Service
    Increasing infection rates across advanced and emerging markets are weighing on consumer demand and stalling positive economic momentum. The recovery in manufacturing activity is also slowing. While domestic travel is picking up across countries, international travel remains weak.
    SECTOR IN-DEPTH
    29 Sep 2020|Moody's Investors Service
    Economic activity remains uneven and consumption is edging toward average levels but slowing. Consumers have yet to spend the cash they saved during the coronavirus lockdowns.
    Coronavirus impact on sectorsView more
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    07 Oct 2020|Moody's Investors Service
    As policy rates continue to decline globally, Banking team member Laurie Mayers examines the effect on UK banks, while Shunsaku Sato does so for Japanese banks and Farooq Khan for Brazilian banks. Plus, Olivier Panis of the Banking team and Stefan Kahandaliyanage of the Asset Management team update financial institutions’ readiness for the transition away from Libor in 2021.​​​
    VIDEO
    05 Oct 2020|Moody's Analytics
    Thomas LaSalvia from the Analytics team discusses how uncertainties involved in reopening schools amid the COVID-19 pandemic are forcing student housing operators to adapt and evolve.