Another example of the damage done by government shutdowns over the COVID-19 “epidemic.” The percentage of firms that are zombies is now at 18.9%.
“Zombies” are firms whose debt servicing costs are higher than their profits but are kept alive by relentless borrowing, according to Axios.
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Also helping the rise of corporate zombies and debt is the endless liquidity and low rates from The Federal Reserve.
When nearly 1 in 5 firms are zombies, it is time to re-open the economy.