The International Monetary Fund (IMF) recently conducted stress tests to model what result an appreciation in the price of the US dollar would have on economies around the world.
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Based on these assumptions, the IMF found that the median interest coverage ratio (ICR), which reveals how easily a company can pay interest on deficit, showed a significant decline in most nations surveyed. This indicated a strong increase in borrowing costs and lost earnings. For India, in particular, the ICR (which is by presently below 1.5 %), grew as high as five %. Deficit is seriously at risk at these levels.