Mark Zandi of Moody’s Analytics discusses what the US economic future could look like if Joe Biden is elected as US president in November, including expansionary fiscal efforts and changes to trade and immigration policies.
Ivy Poon of the Infrastructure Finance team discusses how fiscal support will help offset the rise in leverage for infrastructure issuers resulting from increased capital spending on transportation, renewable energy and other projects. Also, Celina Vansetti-Hutchins of the Banking team explains what the rapid drop in Brazilian interest rates this year means for credit conditions for the country’s banks.
COVID-19 has impacted asset performance broadly to varying degrees across sectors and regions, but the majority of structured finance ratings have remained stable. Structured finance securities at the lower end of the rating scale, and in industries greatly impacted by the downturn, have been most affected during the period from March 1 through September 30, 2020.