Belgian corporate sector liquidity and solvency in the COVID-19 crisis: a post-first-wave assessment (VIDEO)

Belgian corporate sector liquitidy and solvency in the COVID-19 crisis: a post-first-wave assessment


The COVID-19 pandemic has forced many firms to suspend (or severely downscale) their activities. Despite the fall in turnover, financial commitments largely remain, depleting firms’ liquidity buffers. Moreover, the accumulation of losses and growing indebtedness risk turning liquidity stress into a solvency problem. How sizeable are these liquidity concerns? How large are the solvency problems pending on the horizon? Have policy measures mitigated these concerns? Were these policy measures appropriately devised and tailored to firm needs? In this webinar, we revisit these (and other) key questions related to firm liquidity and solvency.

Webinar details

This webinar was scheduled on Monday February 8 at 13:00-14:00. The presentation is available below in English.

Maandag 08 februari 2021, 13:00 - 14:00
Introduction by Pierre Wunsch, Governor of the National Bank of Belgium. Presentation by NBB-economists Christophe Piette and Joris Tielens. Q&A moderator, Olivier De Jonghe