Posts Tagged ‘IMF’

Leveraged Loans defined:

“…arranged by a syndicate of banks, to companies that are heavily indebted or have weak credit ratings.” -IMF

“…are effectively provided to companies already swimming in debt.” -Nomi Prins

“That was all good and well when interest rates were super low, making it easier for companies to borrow oodles of money,”

“This year, leveraged loan issuance reached an annual rate of $745 billion. That’s nearly the same as the prior record of $762 billion in 2007 before the financial crisis and just a bit less than last year’s record of $788 billion globally.”

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“Speaking of debt, the International Monetary Fund (“IMF”) reported yesterday that total nonfinancial-sector debt has ballooned to $152 trillion worldwide.  This is the most in history.  The IMF says global debt-to-GDP has also soared to an all-time high of 225%, up from 200% just 14 years ago.” -Justin Brill