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Corporate borrowing is up this month, despite rising interest rates

May 19, 2023
Recent mergers and the ongoing debt limit negotiations in Congress could be prompting companies to borrow more.
Large mergers, like Pfizer’s $43 billion purchase of the biotech company Seagen, is one reason why corporate borrowing is up this month.
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Corporations are still borrowing, despite high interest rates

Jan 5, 2023
Many companies are borrowing now — if they can — in a bid to get ahead of further rate hikes this year.
Some companies are borrowing now to build a rainy day fund heading into 2023.
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Rising interest rates likely to make companies think twice before borrowing

May 2, 2022
Many have been on a borrowing spree through the past two years of low rates.
As the Federal Reserve prepares to raise interest rates again, businesses' borrowing habits are set to change.
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After a 3-month borrowing spree, corporations put the brakes on more debt

Jul 6, 2020
Some borrow less because they're optimistic, some because they're pessimistic and some because they're cautious.
A face mask hangs on a fence outside the New York Stock Exchange. Corporate borrowing has slowed as companies reconsider the economic future.
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