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A $100 Billion Debt Wave to Crash Over Europe’s Riskiest Firms

  • Around 600 companies due to repay or refinance by end of 2021
  • Telecom Italia, Codere among firms with looming maturities
Crunch Time in Telecom Italia SpA's Battle of the Billionaires At Company's AGM
Photographer: Alessia Pierdomenico/Bloomberg

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Hundreds of high-risk companies in Europe need to repay or refinance nearly $100 billion in the coming months, a prospect that becomes more daunting by the day amid the relentless collapse in credit markets.