April 25th 2019 (5.27mins)
In this edition of Moody's Talks, Richard Morawetz, VP Senior Credit Officer, and Marina Albo, MD EMEA, both in our Corporate Finance Group, discuss how the total outstanding debt of Baa companies in EMEA rose to almost $2 trillion in 2018 from $1.3 trillion in 2009, as outlined in our 2018 liquidity study, while the number of Baa-rated companies nearly doubled to 303 from 160. The large majority of companies rated Baa3 in our 2009 report, and that continue to be rated today, have either retained, or regained, their investment grade status in the interim, which highlights the strength of their underlying creditworthiness.
April 24th 2019 (6.43mins)
In this podcast, Brian Grieser and Annalisa Di Chiara, both Vice President for the Corporate Finance Risk Group, discuss the findings of Moody’s Emerging Market Liquidity Stress Indicator (LSI). The LSI highlights that though liquidity has improved among emerging market corporates globally, Emerging APAC’s LSI is distinctly weaker from that of Latin America and Emerging Europe, and Brian and Annalisa assess the factors behind this divergence.
April 17th 2019 (5.45mins)
In this episode of Moody’s Talks, Managing Director Atsi Sheth and Senior Vice President Gersan Zurita of the Credit Strategy & Research team discuss how the US energy trade balance with Latin America is shifting from deficit toward surplus, a trend that has credit implications for energy producers in both regions.
April 11th 2019 (7.05mins)
In this episode of Moody’s Talks, Senior Vice President, Christina Padgett, and Group Credit Officer, Mariarosa Verde discuss credit conditions in the US leveraged finance market including the outlook for defaults, issuer credit quality, recent deal trends and the convergence of the loan and bond markets.
April 4th 2019 (6.11mins)
In this edition of Moody’s Talks… Steve Wood, managing director for the global oil and gas group, and senior credit officer Amol Joshi discuss the credit implications of a significant shift in opportunities now under way in the North American natural gas market—one that will gradually favor producers who have long struggled with weak commodity prices.