Nov 30 - Moody's Investors Service told Reuters on
Monday that most sovereigns face a "significant negative shock"
from the coronavirus and that recent developments in progress on
vaccine trials have not changed the rating agency's forecasts.
"Most (sovereigns) face a significant economic loss, a
marked increase in their debt burden, and some, in particular
emerging markets, face a deterioration in debt affordability",
Marie Diron, Managing Director at the agency's Sovereign Risk
Group said in an email responding to questions posed by Reuters.
"We have not changed our forecasts based on recent
developments in progress on vaccine trials since they remain
consistent with our general assumptions that some easing of the
pandemic is likely next year, although only gradually", Diron
(Reporting by Kanishka Singh)