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  • 16 Aug 2016
    • The Liquidity Stress Index improves on back of further defaults, SGL rating upgrades
      The LSI has continued to decline in August, easing to 7.8% at mid-month from 8.1% at the end of July. While some companies with our lowest speculative-grade liquidity rating have left the index due to defaults, against a backdrop of muted US economic growth the credit markets remain open to others, allowing them to refinance and meet other financial needs... Press Release l Full Report
  • 10 Aug 2016
    • Asian LSI steady in July; sub-indices for North, South and Southeast Asia also unchanged
      Moody’s Asian Liquidity Stress Index (Asian LSI) stood at 32.5% in July 2016, unchanged from the reading in June 2016. The index remains at elevated levels, due to weak corporate liquidity profiles across Asia; in particular, the property, oil & gas, and metals & mining sectors accounted for over 60.0% of the weakest speculative-grade liquidity score of SGL-4... Press Release l Full Report
  • 11 Jul 2016
    • Asian LSI improves in June, but remains high; sub-indices for North Asia and South and Southeast Asia fall
      The Asian Liquidity Stress Index (Asian LSI) fell to 32.5% in June 2016 from 33.6% in May 2016. The liquidity stress sub-index for North Asian high-yield issuers dropped to 33.8% in June compared to 35.1% in May, while that for South and Southeast Asian high-yield issuers decreased to 30.2% from 31.0%… Press Release l Full Report​​​​

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