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Moody’s rated coverage of emerging and frontier market issuers has grown substantially over the past decade, venturing into new geographies, sectors and asset classes

107
No. of
sovereigns
~1,700
No. of rated
non-sovereign issuers
$191
Billion of eurobond issuance (Q1 2021)
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Sovereigns – Global Physical climate risk weighs on sovereigns; adaptation efforts yet to be widely tested

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Sovereigns – Global: IMF's Special Drawing Rights would provide some limited support to sovereigns facing liquidity, external risks

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Global Sovereign Default Study

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18
No. of
sovereigns
600
+
No. of rated
non-sovereign issuers
$83
Billion of eurobond issuance
(Q1 2021)
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Finance Companies – China: Refinancing risk rising on increased leverage and lumpy maturity schedule

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Corporates – India: Most companies have buffer to withstand rupee depreciation

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Nonfinancial companies – Asia (ex Japan and Australia): Cash pile hits record-high $1.44 trillion with debt proceeds and increased cash flow

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60
No. of
sovereigns
530
+
No. of rated
non-sovereign issuers
$59
Billion of eurobond issuance
(Q1 2021)
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A digital transformation like no other. Russia's biggest bank embarks on a full pivot to digital.

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Sovereign – Africa Higher SACU receipts will support revenue but fiscal-consolidation challenges persist

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Supranationals – Middle East: Growth in Islamic finance to support Shariah-compliant MDBs by increasing funding access, opportunities for expansion

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29
No. of
sovereigns
520
+
No. of rated
non-sovereign issuers
$49
Billion of eurobond issuance
(Q1 2021)
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Macroeconomics – Latin America: Pace of inflation quickens but long-term implications will depend on any sustained acceleration

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E-Commerce in Latin America is poised for further growth

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The default rate for corporations in Latin America and the Caribbean climbed to 6.5% in February 2021 from 0.9% a year ago.

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