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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2023 Outlooks
Moody's 2023 Outlooks explore the key credit trends and fundamentals shaping sectors and regions in the year ahead.
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
Research on China’ economic growth, including trade policy uncertainties, implications of the pandemic, and structural challenges that pose credit risks within domestic regions and sectors.
Coronavirus Effects
The coronavirus outbreak is disrupting economies and credit markets worldwide.
This page aggregates all research regarding covenants published by Moody's Investors Service.
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.
Digital Finance
Read more about the latest digital finance and decentralized finance research online at Moody's.
ESG Credit and Sustainable Finance
Moody’s insights on the credit impact of ESG factors and latest analysis of sustainable debt instruments
Geopolitical Realignments
Geopolitics is prompting a re-examination of trade, technology and supply-chain strategies. Defense and energy security are rising in prominence.
Global Banking System Outlook
As US the banking system outlook is downgraded, read about the implications both in the US and across the globe.
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.
Higher Rates, Slower Growth
Weaker growth, elevated inflation and tighter monetary policy will weigh on debt issuers. Reduced liquidity and higher funding costs will crimp debt-servicing capacity.
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.
Private Credit: A growing market with growing risks
A fast-growing and highly opaque US lending segment that is driving up leverage in the financial system and causing potential systemic risk.
Regulation of Financial Institutions
The latest developments in regulation and capital requirements for banks and insurers globally.
Russia-Ukraine War
Risks from the Russia-Ukraine war.
The Big Picture
Economic turbulence, geopolitical uncertainty and social risks underline today’s credit environment. Climate issues and digital disruption are also taking on more credit relevance.
The Credit Cycle Turns
Global credit conditions are weakening as inflation persists, interest rates rise and growth slows.
US Housing & Housing Finance: What's after the boom?
US housing supply has remained tight relative to demand but affordability strains amid rising interest rates are poised to weigh on sales activity and prices.