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12-05-2012, 08:24 PM
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Originally Posted by aqib View Post
Interest rates in general are lower now than they used to be so depending on when the original debt was done its possible that you can do A2 debt today at a lower rate than AA3 debt a few years ago. I doubt it can be done now with the negative outlook (meaning another downgrade could happen at any point),
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Originally Posted by Ernie View Post
Probably has to do with the overall state of the bond market.. other investments are seen as risky right now, so bond rates are lower than they would be under a healthy economy.
Rates are one piece. What happened last time they tried to float bonds? The subscription fell way short.

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