Unilever, TI Sell Debt

Week off to busy start as companies take advantage of near-record-low yields.

Corporate issuers from Texas Instruments Inc. to Unilever NV are exploiting near record-low interest rates in the U.S. by selling bonds with unprecedented coupons in the busiest start to a week since March.

Texas Instruments, the largest maker of analog chips, and London- and Rotterdam-based Unilever issued a combined $2.5 billion of debt that each included a record 0.45 percent coupon on three-year notes. Companies have sold or are planning to issue at least $10 billion of debt today, the busiest start to a week since March 19, according to data compiled by Bloomberg.

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