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Latest mega deals to test limits of US debt boom

Bond investors will be asked to lend as much as US$120b to finance AB InBev-SABMiller and Dell-EMC mergers

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Junk-rated Dell is raising up to US$49.5 billion to fund its purchase of EMC, the largest tech deal ever. The acquisition, expected to close by next October, is likely to rely on a mix of investment-grade and speculative-grade debt.

New York

WALL Street's dealmakers are about to find out how much longer the seven-year corporate-debt binge can last. With two mega mergers announced in the past two days, debt investors will be asked to lend as much as US$120 billion to finance the combinations of brewers Anheuser-Busch