The Fed's easy policies have led to increased corporate borrowing, a survey of 450 CFOs...

|By:, SA News Editor

The Fed's easy policies have led to increased corporate borrowing, a survey of 450 CFOs indicates, with 45% of firms taking out loans because of low rates. Half of those companies are using the debt to increase capex and 25% to expand their operations, although only 10% for hiring. "Short-term positive, long-term problematic" is how Moody's describes the situation, especially if firms are borrowing more than they can handle.