Covid-19 bringing $1 trn of new global corporate debt in 2020: Report

Covid-19 bringing $1 trn of new global corporate debt in 2020: Report

Companies around the world will take on as much as $1 trillion of new debt in 2020, as they try to shore up their finances against the coronavirus, a new study of 900 top firms has estimated. The unprecedented increase will see total global corporate debt jump by 12% to around $9.3 trillion, adding to years of accumulation that has left the world's most indebted firms owing as much as many medium-sized countries.

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