S&P Global (NYSE: SPGI), the world’s foremost provider of credit ratings, benchmarks and analytics in the global capital and commodity markets, announced today that it is providing complimentary research, reports, analytics, and data pertaining to the Novel Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) outbreak to the public.
The Company has introduced a special website containing original, exclusive and curated research content from each of its divisions focusing on how COVID-19 is impacting public health, the global economy, and the financial and commodity markets.
“As we all grapple with a worldwide health pandemic and work through minute-by-minute changes, S&P Global remains committed to providing timely, independent and the essential information to the commodities and financial markets,” said David Guarino, Chief Communications Officer for S&P Global. “We want to ensure everyone has access to the essential intelligence they need to navigate the volatile markets during this unique and challenging time.”
Each of S&P Global’s divisions will also be providing additional market-relevant updates and research via their own dedicated content channels.
S&P Global Ratings
S&P Global Ratings continues to be committed to providing insights and opinions of creditworthiness in real-time, taking into account the events impacting all of the sectors and regions within its coverage. The division is regularly publishing macroeconomic, regional, industry and company-specific analyses on the impact of the global public health situation. Market participants can access this information with full transparency through an established website focused on the ongoing crisis. The website includes its latest global economic forecast, “COVID-19 Macroeconomic Update: The Global Recession is Here and Now” where the company’s economists now estimate GDP growth in 2020 at just 1.0%-1.5%, with risks remaining firmly on the downside.
S&P Dow Jones Indices
Analysts from the S&P DJI division are providing daily reactions and commentary on the rapidly changing markets at indexologyblog.com. Recent publications included pieces on liquidity impacts on equity and fixed income markets, whether present conditions benefit active managers, a history of how the market has rebounded from its worst performances and more.
S&P Global Market Intelligence
The Market Intelligence division is providing key differentiated data and insights on impacted industries and sectors including banking, insurance, real estate, media and technology, metals and mining and ESG/climate. Market Intelligence recently introduced “Coronavirus: The Global Impact,” a dedicated newsletter providing news and analysis on the business and economic impacts of COVID-19. The division also launched a website dedicated to helping its clients navigate this new challenge and introduced deep-dive research pieces, such as “We’re not there yet – 18 coronavirus lessons from supply chain and financial data,” produced by Panjiva, the division’s supply chain research unit.
S&P Global Platts
Platts benchmark prices and analysis provide insight into the impacts of COVID-19 as well as the ramifications of the Saudi Arabia / Russia oil price war on commodity and energy markets such as oil, LNG, and steel.