IMF warns on risks to corporate sector debt

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By Phil Thornton
11 Apr 2019

The creditworthiness of corporate borrowers in advanced economies has deteriorated while the volume of debt and financial risk taking has risen, the International Monetary Fund has warned. It also flagged up concerns about the sovereign-bank nexus in the eurozone and about market conditions for low income and frontier countries.

The multilateral financial watchdog said a significant economic downturn or sharp tightening of financial conditions could lead to a “notable” repricing of credit risk and could strain the ability of indebted firms to meet interest costs.

The IMF also used its keynote global financial stability report (GFSR) to ...

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