Coronavirus Effects
The coronavirus outbreak is disrupting economies and credit markets worldwide. The impact on issuers’ credit profiles and the economy will depend on the severity and the duration of the crisis.
May 5, 2020
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MOODY'S INVESTORS SERVICE

Lost and postponed consumption during lockdown has a significant impact on GDP

The contingent consumption deficit will mechanically impact on the GDP performance of European countries in line with the importance of private consumption to their economies.

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May 4, 2020
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MOODY'S ANALYTICS

COVID-19 will force the office sector to evolve (further)

The office sector has changed significantly over the last four decades. In this paper we will discuss why the COVID-19 crisis is likely to accelerate this evolutionary process.

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May 1, 2020
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MOODY'S INVESTORS SERVICE

Jobless rate soars in Q2 as shutdowns take massive toll on activity

Widespread business closures and stay-at-home orders intended to combat the coronavirus outbreak are resulting in a huge hit to the US economy, with policymakers facing a difficult trade-off between public health and economic outcomes.

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April 28, 2020
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VIGEO EIRIS

Corporate Social Responsibility: The COVID-19 stress test

Since the start of the pandemic, we have recorded a total of 65 COVID-19 related controversies impacting 57 companies from 22 different sectors. Most of the controversies concern European and North American companies and focus on social responsibilities.

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April 28, 2020
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MOODY'S INVESTORS SERVICE

Global recession is deepening rapidly as restrictions exact high economic cost (Global Macro Outlook 2020-21, April update)

We have lowered our 2020-21 real GDP forecasts for all G-20 economies and now expect the G-20 advanced economies as a group to contract by 5.8% in 2020.

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April 24, 2020
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MOODY'S ANALYTICS

COVID-19 impact on North America large firm credit risk

We continue to monitor the impact of the coronavirus and the concurrent shock in oil prices on large firms in North America to identify which sectors have the greatest credit deterioration.

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April 24, 2020
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MOODY'S ANALYTICS

COVID-19 impact on United States middle market corporate firm credit risk

We continue to monitor the impact of the coronavirus and the concurrent shock in oil prices on US middle market firms to identify which sectors have the greatest credit deterioration.

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April 22, 2020
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FOUR TWENTY SEVEN

The compounding challenges of climate hazards and COVID-19

This analysis explores exposure to floods, heat stress, hurricanes and wildfires in U.S. municipalities alongside the impacts of COVID-19 on the same regions.

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April 21, 2020
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MOODY'S INVESTORS SERVICE

Corporates – EMEA widespread coronavirus-driven actions show differentiated approach by sector

22% of companies reviewed are deemed to have high exposure, versus 9% originally, as the effects of the coronavirus have become more apparent.

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April 1, 2020
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MOODY'S ANALYTICS

The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic: Assessing the impact on corporate credit risk

This report uses Moody’s Analytics CreditEdge™ public-firm EDF TM (Expected Default Frequency) metrics to assess the impact that the coronavirus has had so far on credit risk.

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March 31, 2020
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VIGEO EIRIS

From bad to worse: How COVID-19 has exacerbated social risk in the gig economy

Drivers and riders remains highly active and continue to provide food deliveries to communities during the lockdown. In this paper, we highlight how the risks these workers already face have been exacerbated by the crisis.

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March 26, 2020
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FOUR TWENTY SEVEN

Responding to the COVID-19 crisis: Can industry help?

We leverage our global database of manufacturing sites to identify industrial plants that may be able to contribute to the production of personal protective equipment and medical equipment to address the global public health crisis.

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March 18, 2020
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FOUR TWENTY SEVEN

COVID-19 and climate: Multifaceted impacts

The spread of the coronavirus has created a global public health emergency and catalyzed an economic recession. The crisis also has important implications for climate action and resilience-building. This analysis highlights several of these interacting factors.

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Monitoring the effects of the Coronavirus
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