Give Them Credit

Craft, Matthew
March 2009
Forbes Asia;3/16/2009, Vol. 5 Issue 4, p17
The article presents information on the status of lending activity in the U.S. during recession. By mid-February 2009, according to the Federal Reserve, banks held $1.57 trillion in commercial and industrial loans on their books, down a hair from $1.61 trillion in August 2008. So far in 2009, nine largest bond deals, by the likes of AT&T, Caterpillar, Cisco Systems and Toyota Motor, pulled in a combined $52.5 billion.


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