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No Free Lunch Even With Low Rates

James McCormack, Global Head of Sovereign Ratings, Fitch Ratings

22-Jan-21 08:05

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No Free Lunch Even With Low Rates

The global sum of government debt was around $78 trillion at end-2020 and is expected to reach $84 trillion by end-2021, approaching 100% of global GDP. James McCormack, Global Head of Sovereign Ratings at Fitch Ratings, tells us why we should start worrying and explains the rationale for the recent downgrade of Malaysia as well as what the government needs to address for an upgrade.

Image Credit (Background): Willy Barton / Shutterstock.com

Produced by: Roshan Kanesan

Presented by: Wong Shou Ning


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