August 10, 2018 / 8:47 PM / 8 months ago

Moody's says default outlook 'benign' if trade disputes under control

Credit rating agency Moody’s on Thursday forecast that issuers of speculative-grade bonds will default at a lower rate over the next year provided trade disputes do not roil markets.

If so, companies that issue the high-yield debt often referred to as “junk bonds” may be at lower risk of filing for bankruptcy protection to reorganize their finances or liquidate.

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