Visual narratives to walk you through important topics across industries, sectors, and regions.
April 12, 2021

Sectors with greater female representation face fewer gender-related controversies

Data from V.E, a part of Moody's ESG Solutions, show that sectors employing a higher share of women and with more widespread reporting on gender diversity have typically experienced fewer gender-related controversies since the start of 2020.

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April 7, 2021

Local government financing vehicles in China: methodology overview

Moody’s ratings are driven by the local government’s capacity to support LGFVs and their specific characteristics

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March 31, 2021

China is refocusing efforts on containing shadow banking risks

To support economic recovery, Chinese regulators have eased controls on shadow credit in the past few quarters. As the Chinese economy rebounds, regulators are refocusing on containing systemic risks and will likely resume their clampdown on shadow banking activities.

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March 30, 2021

European real estate sector outlook is negative, but subsector prospects vary

Aggregate rental income will decline 2.0% in the next 12-18 months, but is uneven across subsectors. We expect rental income to decline in the retail and office subsectors while multi-family residential and logistics rental income will increase.

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March 17, 2021

Changes to mining business models have made the sector more resilient

Mining companies adopted a more conservative approach after the 2015-16 market downturn to adjust to more volatile commodity prices, focusing on cost cutting, productivity and expanding liquidity. But the continual depletion of natural resources means the mining business must reinvest to maintain or increase production over time.

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March 17, 2021

Financial Institution ratings hold steady through Q4 2020

Ratings remained stable amid ongoing economic effects of the pandemic. However, deterioration in sovereign credit profiles pressured financial institutions in certain countries, and idiosyncratic credit stories continued to play out.

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March 11, 2021

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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February 24, 2021

Indian government’s increased spending, rising demand and low interest rates will revive corporate earnings

A favorable trio of infrastructure spending, rising demand in housing and auto sectors and record low interest rates will boost Indian companies' earnings and support their credit quality

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February 5, 2021

Asset tokenization has potential to deepen and diversify financial markets

Asset tokenization could increase efficiency and liquidity in credit markets, allowing investors to diversify across asset classes in new ways and expanding financing access for borrowers

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January 26, 2021

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 December 31, 2020.

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