Visual narratives to walk you through important topics across industries, sectors, and regions.
October 13, 2020

Global structured finance: rating activity during COVID-19

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.

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October 12, 2020

Non-financial corporates: rating activity during COVID-19

The spread of the coronavirus has placed significant stress on the global economy but corporate downgrades reveal a thorough and measured approach to credit during turbulent times

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October 12, 2020

The global hospitality sector is under siege from COVID-19

With a high level of downgrades and negative outlooks pointing to a prolonged recovery, the hospitality sector is set to experience continued operating pressure, well after the pandemic abates

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October 5, 2020

Uncertain future demand heightens business and credit risks for oil and gas sector

Energy transition will affect how demand for oil and gas evolves over the next 10-20 years and will require continuous large investment amid rising risks

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August 28, 2020

The automotive sector drives Japan Inc.’s supply chain

The pandemic-led weakening in auto demand will have major knock-on effects for many industries and regions across Japan. Auto-related businesses are also major employers in the country.

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August 6, 2020

COVID-19 is accelerating the structural shift in US retail

Trends that permeated the retail landscape prior to COVID-19 have intensified, including a pronounced rise in online shopping and increased bifurcation between stronger and weaker sectors

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July 28, 2020

General approach for assigning instrument ratings

A school district’s issuer rating, which reflects its fundamental credit quality, is the starting point for the assignment of the instrument rating on the district’s debt. The instrument rating incorporates the specific debt structure and pledged revenues.

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July 15, 2020

Airline industry disruption has far-reaching impact

Seatbelts fastened for turbulent multi-year recovery

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July 8, 2020

Financial institutions: rating activity resulting from COVID-19

Despite fewer negative rating actions on financial institutions, outlooks have turned increasingly grim as signs of stress appear and challenge otherwise strong credit profiles

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July 2, 2020

Auto sector performance will shape global growth due to high interconnectedness

Fundamental auto trends, including stricter emissions regulation, autonomous driving and connectivity, lead to increasing number of touchpoints with other industries

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