Visual narratives to walk you through important topics across industries, sectors, and regions.
November 20, 2020

US Consumer: RMBS and ABS rating activity resulting from COVID-19

Majority of US Consumer RMBS and ABS ratings have remained stable despite the economic downturn and impact on collateral performance stemming from COVID-19. Of the ratings downgraded, most were on non-investment grade tranches.

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November 17, 2020

Financial Institutions: rating snapshot (January-September 2020)

Most actions have confirmed existing ratings. Nonetheless, banks have had the highest share of downgrades and outlooks have turned mostly negative.

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November 17, 2020

Recovery for passenger airlines still a multiyear proposition

2021 outlook negative as rising infection rates suppress demand growth in coming months

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November 4, 2020

US spec-grade companies face record maturities amid COVID-19

Speculative-grade companies’ debt maturities through 2025 hit $1.4 trillion, up 19% since January. The risk companies will be unable to refinance debt is low but rising, with credit quality diminishing in the pandemic.

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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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