Topics

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.
Coronavirus Policy Response
Fiscal and monetary authorities are stepping up support measures to reduce market strains and avoid permanent damage to households and businesses.
Covenants
This page aggregates all research regarding covenants published by Moody's Investors Service.
Credit Implications of Brexit
The UK's decision to leave the European Union has far-reaching credit consequences across all sectors and regions.
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.
Demographics: credit risks and opportunities
Demographic trends are impacting issuers across sectors globally, weighing on economic and fiscal growth. This page explores the credit implications of changing demographics.
Disruptive Technologies
Scaling up of digital technologies is accelerating the transformation of traditional businesses.
ESG Impact
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.
Green Bonds
Green bonds raise capital exclusively for projects or activities with specific climate or environmental sustainability aims. Moody’s research covers, trends, developments, and assessments
Healthcare Change and Innovation
This page provides a centralized source for Moody's research on key credit issues relating to healthcare. 
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.
Lower-for-longer Interest Rates
Interest rates will likely remain near zero in many economies as central banks maintain supportive monetary and liquidity policies, extending a long period of weak demand and low rates.
Pensions: Today's promises, tomorrow's credit challenges
Uncover the credit implications of pension obligations.
Political Risks
Domestic policy shifts and geopolitical uncertainty threaten to undermine credit conditions in many countries. Governments are enacting policies to contain the damage from the coronavirus.
Recession Risks
Many large economies will likely enter recessions in 2020. The coronavirus outbreak, the steep fall-off in business activity and drop in oil prices are creating shocks around the world.
Regulation of Financial Institutions
The latest developments in regulation and capital requirements for banks and insurers globally.
Trade Tensions
Significant supply chain disruptions spurred by the coronavirus outbreak and weak external demand will weigh on global trade, on top of existing trade disputes.
US Housing & Housing Finance: pandemic shocks economy, puts sector on pause
Near-record low mortgage rates will not be enough to boost demand and the spike in unemployment leads to higher loan delinquencies and missed rent payments.