March 6th 2019 (7.21mins)
In this edition of Moody’s Talks Global Credit, Senior Vice President Robard Williams speaks with Managing Director Derek Vadala about cyber risk-related trends, Moody’s framework for assessing these risks, and potential implications for creditworthiness across sectors.
March 6th 2019 (8.32mins)
In this episode of Moody’s Talks, Vice President and Senior Analyst Alonso Sanchez Rosario and AVP-Analyst Sandra Beltran, both in the Corporate Finance Group, and Matthew Walter, an AVP-Analyst in the Sub-Sovereign Group, discuss credit challenges stemming from Mexico’s increasing rates of violence, which have been caused primarily by conflicts among drug trafficking organizations as well as clashes with police and the military. In instances where violence weakens state and municipal economic activity, this can create negative spillovers for public finances such as falling tax revenues. In the corporate sector, increasing insecurity, robbery and travel warnings hurt Mexican companies’ top lines and profitability, and will particularly weaken revenue and margins.
March 4th 2019 (6.08mins)
In this edition of Moody’s Talks Global Credit, Associate Managing Director Dietmar Hornung and Vice President Olivier Chemla, both from Moody’s Sovereign Risk Group discuss the credit implications of monetary policy normalization for euro area sovereigns.
December 13th 2018 (6.26mins)
In this edition of Moody’s Talks…Managing Director Atsi Sheth speaks with Singapore-based Managing Director Michael Taylor to discuss the credit implications of rising tensions between the US and China in four key areas: trade, technology, investment and geopolitics.
December 11th 2018 (7.01mins)
In this Technology and Innovation podcast, Hong Kong-based Vice Presidents Lina Choi and David Yin discuss the growth of online financial services in China and the role of third-party online platforms.
November 29 (7.30 mins)
In this podcast, Susan Fitzgerald, Managing Director for Public Finance, talks to Nick Samuels, Vice President - Senior Credit Officer on the US States rating team, about the six primary social issues affecting government issuers' credit quality, including demographics, labor force, income and education.
October 15th 2018 (6.59 mins)
In this edition of Moody’s Talks - Global Credit, Managing Director Atsi Sheth and Senior Vice President Robard Williams discuss the credit implications of the upcoming US midterm elections, focusing on the potential impact on three key areas: trade, healthcare and immigration. They discuss the likelihood of any shifts in policy, the US-Canada-Mexico trade pact, as well as the policy agenda regarding the Affordable Care Act and Medicaid.
October 2nd 2018 (5.48 mins)
In this episode of Moody’s bank credit podcast, Sandra Veseli, Managing Director for EMEA Corporate Finance, and Paolo Leschiutta, a Moody’s corporate finance analyst based in Milan, discuss how five vulnerabilities will deepen the impact of another downturn. Sandra and Paolo discuss Moody’s view that high debt loads mean many issuers have less capacity to absorb shocks and are vulnerable if interest rates spike higher. Actions taken to aid the last recovery mean there are fewer tools left to counter the next. Peaking asset prices mean some assets and markets are at risk of a sudden correction. Also, low growth might exacerbate policy weakness, while the rapid pace of technological change makes some issuers vulnerable if there is a downturn.