13 NOV 2019|Sector In-Depth|Consumer Trends|MOODY'S INVESTORS SERVICE
Consumption will remain a bright spot in 2020, fueled by still-positive, if slowing, employment and wage growth.
13 NOV 2019|Sector In-Depth|MOODY'S INVESTORS SERVICE
Deteriorating macroeconomic and operating conditions in South Africa are weighing on the credit quality of domestic issuers with strong ties to the government.
New York City: Voter approval of New York City’s quest for a rainy day fund is credit positive, though state action still needed
07 NOV 2019|Issuer Comment|MOODY'S INVESTORS SERVICE
Voters approved creating a rainy day fund to better prepare the city for downturns, but state action is still needed.
06 NOV 2019|Sector In-Depth|MOODY'S INVESTORS SERVICE
Income inequality is associated with less predictable policy environments, higher spending pressures and weaker long-term growth.
24 OCT 2019|Credit Opinion|MOODY'S INVESTORS SERVICE
Our credit view of Japan reflects progress on fiscal consolidation and structural reform, although formidable challenges posed by demographic decline and high public debt remain.
Latin America Macro Update (October 2019): LatAm growth prospects remain challenging amid unsteady global backdrop (Slides)
17 OCT 2019|Sector In-Depth|MOODY'S INVESTORS SERVICE
LatAm growth prospects remain weak amid an unsteady global backdrop.
Government of Malaysia: Growth-focused budget pursues continued deficit reduction; government may narrowly miss targets amid weak demand
15 OCT 2019|Issuer Comment|MOODY'S INVESTORS SERVICE
The dampening effect of slower nominal growth on revenue, combined with the difficulty of limiting spending when demand is weak, will make it hard to meet deficit targets.
15 OCT 2019|Outlook|MOODY'S INVESTORS SERVICE
We expect revenue growth of 4% for the rated construction companies during the coming 12-18 months. Their 1.5x-1.7x book-bill ratio as of 30 June 2019 indicates healthy construction demand.