Visual narratives to walk you through important topics across industries, sectors, and regions.
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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June 19, 2020

The role of credit ratings in the credit cycle

Historical data shows that Moody's ratings move with the cycle, but do not amplify it

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June 18, 2020

US K-12 public schools district scorecard

The scorecard is a relatively simple reference tool that can approximate credit profiles in this sector and explain, in summary form, many of the important credit factors

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June 18, 2020

Moody’s new proposed methodology for Public K-12 school districts

We have observed that school district credit stress is most often driven by weaknesses in general operations rather than of a particular security pledge. As a result, our new methodology outlines four key goals

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June 5, 2020

COVID-19 driven downturn to have lower debt recoveries compared to global financial crisis (GFC)

US companies that default in the current downturn will likely return less to investors than those that defaulted during GFC. Recoveries will be even worse in a prolonged default cycle

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