Investing amid Covid: Will the rise in corporate debt cause a drag on performance?

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Companies were ensuring they had sustainable corporate liquidity in the uncertain environment
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Companies were ensuring they had sustainable corporate liquidity in the uncertain environment

During Covid-19 companies have gone on a borrowing binge to ensure they can ride out the pandemic and may find themselves excessively indebted, but it is not all doom and gloom. Daniel Booth and Mark Lyon consider the corporate credit environment for 2021.

As the pandemic took hold across the globe companies borrowed to create a cash war chest to sustain them as turnover declined during the coronavirus crisis. According to data supplier Refinitiv, gl...

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