Long Bonds a 'No-Brainer'

Multinationals are raising record amounts in bonds maturing in 10 years to 50 years or more.

The cheapest long-term borrowing costs on record are enticing companies into the bond market and allowing them to lock in rates for up to 100 years.

“My treasurer tells me, 'Always borrow when you can, not when you have to,'” said Simon Henry, chief financial officer at Royal Dutch Shell Plc.

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