Corp. Debt-to-GDP Ratio: key metric showing a country's corporate debt vs. economic output. Indicates corporate sector health, debt management & economic stability.

Companies with a Lower Credit Rating are considered riskier, and investors demand a higher interest rate to compensate for the additional risk.

A higher credit rating leads to lower borrowing costs, which can improve a company's profitability and financial stability.

Lower credit rating can increase borrowing costs, reduce investor confidence, and make it harder for a company to access financing.

Corporate debt can have significant effects on the economy and the stock market, both positive and negative.

Positive effects: Stimulate Economic Growth and Job Creation. Negative effects: Financial Instability, Stock Market Crashes, and Economic Downturns.

Gov't & central banks have vital role in managing corporate debt issues, ensuring stability & financial health.

In China, the government has implemented policies to curb excessive borrowing by companies. The government has imposed limits on the amount of debt that companies can take on.

In the United States, the government has implemented regulations to promote responsible borrowing and lending practices.

In India The RBI has imposed restrictions on companies' ability to borrow in overseas markets, and it has also introduced a new framework for the resolution of stressed assets.

Country Corporate Debt-to-GDP Ratio (2022)  India 56% China 155% Japan 99% United States of America 75% United Kingdom 91%

India, with a relatively lower corporate debt-to-GDP ratio of 56%, is considered to be a better place for investing compared to other countries with higher ratios.