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U.S. Borrowers Cross the Atlantic to Sell Record Junk Debt

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U.S. borrowers have sold a record amount of junk bonds in Europe this year to take advantage of investor demand for risky assets.

VWR Corp., a laboratory products supplier, Huntsman Corp., Infor Inc. and IMS Health Holdings Inc. raised 1.43 billion euros ($1.53 billion) of high-yield debt this week, according to data compiled by Bloomberg. The issuance boosted 2015 sales to 3.28 billion euros, the busiest start to a year since the single currency was introduced in 1999.