U.S. companies are increasingly reconsidering their relationships with European lenders, looking...

|By:, SA News Editor

U.S. companies are increasingly reconsidering their relationships with European lenders, looking instead to banks from Canada, Japan or China to ensure their credit lines remain available. FMC, Avnet (AVT) and Duke Energy (DUK) have gone that route in recent months, with more expected to follow as ~$360B of investment-grade loans mature in 2012.