Survey: Companies increase borrowing for capital investment

04/9/2013 | Wall Street Journal, The

Low interest rates are spurring capital investment by companies and additional spending by customers. A survey of chief financial officers conducted by Duke University and CFO Magazine found that 45% of companies have increased borrowing because of low rates. Half of these companies have used proceeds for equipment and other capital investment; other uses include mergers and acquisitions and domestic expansion, according to the survey.

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