Credit risk agency Moody's is warning about growing problems with the Chinese economy, and has cut its outlook on government-s debt to negative from stable. China has become the world's second largest economy and the main trading partner, among others of South American countries.
A recent report from Moody's heralded that a macro-fiscal adjustment is inevitable in Argentina regardless of who wins the Nov. 19 runoff between Economy Minister Sergio Massa and Libertarian Congressman Javier Milei.
Regardless of who becomes Argentina's next president as of Decf. 10, 2023, Moody's foresees inflation in the South American country next year will reach 350%. The rating agency's baseline scenario scenario also contemplates an economic contraction of 3.5% by 2023, followed by another 2.5% next year, with prices climbing up to 25% each month.
According to a Moody's Analytics report published this week, Latin America will lose productivity to climate change if it does not take swift action. The document titled Latin America under the risk of climate change explained that governments, companies, and financial institutions should adopt preventive measures to reduce carbon emissions, in order to mitigate eventual damages caused by climate change.
The credit-risk rating agency Moody's insisted this week that Argentina's main concern for the foreseeable future was its domestic debt in local pesos while the country keeps swerving through its financial mercuriality in an electoral year.
According to the credit rating agency Moody's, a devaluation of around 20% of the Mexican peso against the US dollar would be imminent and might take place later this year or in early 2023, it was reported.
Credit rating consultants Moody's has warned that inflation and political risk will undermine Latin America's growth through 2023 amid recession both globally and in the region's main economies.
Although 76% of deposits in Uruguayan banks are in US dollars, credit rating consultants Moody's have said there was nothing to fear.
Moody's Investors Service, (“Moody's”) has changed the outlook to negative from stable on the Government of Chile and affirmed the A1 long-term local and foreign currency issuer and senior unsecured ratings, and the (P)A1 foreign currency senior unsecured shelf ratings.
Argentina’s US$ 65 billion debt restructuring agreement with bondholders will likely lead to credit upgrades but is far from ensuring the country’s longer-term economic future, rating agencies commented on Thursday.