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Debt Markets: A Bit of Froth?

12:02 PM MDT | March 18, 2011 | —vincent valk

Humming Along, but not without Risk Debt issuance in the chemicals sector was very strong in 2010, and continues to be robust in early 2011, but some froth is evident in corporate debt markets, bankers say. The significant rebound in debt markets that occurred within months of the recession’s end in mid-2009 has continued and now benefits investment-grade as well as high-yield issuers. Bond financing in the chemicals sector totaled $26.7 billion in 2010, down from $33.1 billion in 2009, according to Young & Partners (Y&P; New York), an investment bank...

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