The Economist: Finance and economics articles summarised (14th March 2020)

The cash question
Corporate debt may well be an area of real concern, it has risen from 84% of GDP in 2009 to 92% in 2019, underwriting standards have slipped, two-thirds of non-financial corporate bonds in America are "junk". The Economist did a "cash crunch stress test" in light of covid-19 and the oil price slump, if sales slump by two-thirds . . .

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