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COVID-19 Impact & Recovery

As the pandemic continues to impact markets across the world, S&P Global's network of researchers and reporters are analyzing its effects on the global economy.

Key Trends to Watch in H2 2021

Credit and Markets

Markets are reaching new highs on economic recovery in the U.S. and across the world. Government stimulus efforts are bolstering global economies and the prospects for reopening from lockdowns has consumers ready to unleash pent-up demand.

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Almost half (44%) of organizations surveyed said they had accelerated their digital transformation strategies as a result of COVID-19. What are the key trends to shape the technology industry for H2 2021 and beyond?

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The Biden Administration wants to decarbonize the power sector by 2035 and use renewable energy investments as a stimulus in the job market.

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Financial Industry

Government stimulus programs greatly eased the pandemic’s economic impact, but credit quality may fare worse in some countries than others amid an uneven recovery.

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Technology, Media & Telecom

The Technology, Media & Telecom sectors are emerging from a global pandemic that brought into focus the demise of legacy services and accelerated the transition to digital entertainment and communication habits.

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Metals and Mining

The last 12 months have been a dynamic time for the metals and mining industry, with the sector facing sharply lower prices early in the COVID-19 pandemic only to see many commodities hit multiyear highs in recent months.

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The deterioration of the ratings mix in the S&P/LSTA Leveraged Loan Index began playing out long before the COVID-19 pandemic inflicted damage to corporate balance sheets in early 2020.

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The healthcare industry was both deeply impacted by COVID-19 and tasked with mounting an effective response to it. As a consequence, Probability of default scores fell for all segments of healthcare in Q1 2021 compared with their highs in 2020.

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