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Chemical Week Magazine :: Companies
Debt Market Opens Up
9:21 AM MST | December 11, 2009 | Vincent Valk
Bonds Are Back, But Uneven debt markets, which froze along with the economy earlier this year, have mounted a rally in the past several months and chemical companies have taken advantage to refinance and lock in lower interest rates. As the economy has stabilized, investors have flocked to investment-grade issuers in search of higher yield in a low interest rate environment, says Peter Young, president of Young & Partners (Y&P; New York). Investment-grade bonds are â€śa compromise between high-yield bonds and treasuriesâ€ť which are near record lows...
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