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EDI Insights: How COVID-19 impacted worldwide corporate actions

As the world continues to grapple with the impact of COVID-19, EDI analyzed the pandemic’s impact on equities. We found that dividends cancelled had tripled year on year, annual meeting cancellations had more than doubled and rights issues had increased as companies try and shore up their balance sheets. In the fixed income market, we have also seen an increase in exchange offers, defaults and bankruptcies.

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