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What slowdown? US companies led by Disney just raised a whopping $27 billion of debt in a single day

Disney alone brought in $7 billion during the Tuesday debt offerings, which follow just $84 billion worth of bond sales in August.

Global debt is not yet at financial crisis levels — but could be set for an explosion with China leading the way

Global debt is at significant levels but isn't high enough to draw comparisons with 2008 just yet though emerging markets are in a dangerous position.
JPMorgan says China should get rid of its "zombie" state-owned companies.

China’s ‘zombie’ companies are a big threat to the economy — and JPMorgan says their debt pile means the country could be slow...

"The biggest concern regarding financial stability and the sustainability of economic growth has been China's ballooning debt problem," JPMorgan says.
The conditions that enabled the fires, said the ex-CEO and experts, were the result of climate change.

Climate change just claimed its first bankruptcy — PG&E succumbs to fallout from the world’s most expensive natural disaster of 2018

Fires that claimed thousands of acres and hundreds of deaths has now all but destroyed the San Francisco utility, buckling under $52 billion in debt.

PG&E’s $30 billion in potential liabilities is worrying debt holders who fear they won’t be paid

Trading figures for PG&E signal that investors fear losses as a result of the company's exposure to $30 billion in liabilities for its role in the fire.
Steve Carell as Mark Baum in The Big Short. Baum was based on Steve Eisman.

‘Big Short’ investor Steve Eisman just joined those sounding the alarm on rising corporate debt

Stocks of such debt have more than quadrupled since the crisis, standing at about $2.7 trillion.

The IMF just became the latest to warn about the $1.3 trillion ‘leveraged loan’ market

The buildup of risky debt in credit markets has caught the attention of major financial institutions. Now the IMF has added to the clamor.

Swelling corporate debt piles are now global fund managers’ major concern

Rising levels of corporate debt are well and truly on the radar of global fund managers, and that doesn’t bode well for global stocks.
Tesla CEO Elon Musk.

Giant tech firms like Uber and Tesla are lapping up junk debt — here’s why investors are lining up to lend it

WeWork, Uber, and Tesla are piling on cheap debt to fuel their growth plans, relying on their brand appeal to win funding deemed too risky for others.

A key area of the market is having one of its worst starts to a year since the 1990s

The widely watched ICE Bank of America Merrill Lynch corporate debt indices shows that investors in investment grade US company debt have lost close to 4% this year.