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      Scope Financial Conditions Index improves in January

      26/1/2023 Research EN

      Scope Financial Conditions Index improves in January

      A less bleak economic outlook and the prospect that inflation and interest rates will peak in Europe this year have eased capital market conditions as refinancing gets underway, supporting credit quality. However, pockets of corporate distress remain.

      Europe’s hybrid bond market: issuance set for 2023 comeback on refinancing demand, rating concerns

      24/1/2023 Research EN

      Europe’s hybrid bond market: issuance set for 2023 comeback on refinancing demand, rating concerns

      Europe’s hybrid bond market has started the year with a flurry of large new deals in contrast with the slump in activity in the last nine months of 2022 when volatile market conditions and rising yields deterred non-financial corporate issuers.

      Webinar: Outlook for European bank and corporate hybrids

      23/1/2023 Research EN

      Webinar: Outlook for European bank and corporate hybrids

      Wednesday, February 8th 2023 - 3:00 PM (CET)

      Scope proposes to expand European utilities rating methodology to include renewables corporates

      17/1/2023 Research EN

      Scope proposes to expand European utilities rating methodology to include renewables corporates

      The European Utilities Rating Methodology as proposed might have a limited impact on outstanding ratings, with a positive rating impact.

      Scope updates its European Utilities Rating Methodology and calls for comments

      17/1/2023 Research EN

      Scope updates its European Utilities Rating Methodology and calls for comments

      The proposed update clarifies and further refines Scope’s analytical approach. The methodology as proposed could have an impact on outstanding ratings.

      Webinar: New conditions for a new year: are inflation, recession, default risks fading?

      12/1/2023 Research EN

      Webinar: New conditions for a new year: are inflation, recession, default risks fading?

      Tuesday, January 24th 2023 - 3:00 PM (CET)

      EU carbon border tariff could lead to increased carbon leakage

      21/12/2022 Research EN

      EU carbon border tariff could lead to increased carbon leakage

      The EU carbon border tax, targeting materials and energy, could lead to increased carbon leakage as a large amount of embodied carbon is imported in non-carbon-taxed manufactured goods while materials imports account for a small share of local production.

      Scope updates its European Automotive Suppliers Rating Methodology and calls for comments

      19/12/2022 Research EN

      Scope updates its European Automotive Suppliers Rating Methodology and calls for comments

      The proposed update clarifies and further refines Scope’s analytical approach. The methodology as proposed would have no impact on outstanding ratings.

      European auto industry: fast-tracked EV transition raises challenges and uncertainties

      14/12/2022 Research EN

      European auto industry: fast-tracked EV transition raises challenges and uncertainties

      The regulation-driven transformation confronting the European auto industry is putting the sector’s ability to preserve cashflows to the test as manufacturers prepare for the de facto ban on new internal-combustion vehicles from 2035.

      Corporate GHG emissions reporting: variability of CAC-40 disclosure tests investors

      13/12/2022 Research EN

      Corporate GHG emissions reporting: variability of CAC-40 disclosure tests investors

      The inconsistency of disclosure and the GHG-reduction goals of companies in France’s benchmark CAC-40 stock market index points to the broad Europe-wide ESG challenge ahead for fund managers and corporate executives, says Scope ESG Analysis.