While Government Debt Has Increased, Corporate Debt Has Decreased

Eurozone Government vs. Company Debt

Many European companies have successfully reduced their debt and increased their cash levels by paying down high interest rate loans and replacing them with lower interest rate debt.

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Eurozone Government Debt/GDP (%) Data: European Central Bank. Most recent data available.