Bank pushes for corporate-debt expansion

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Members of Bank of England's Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) on Tuesday called for efforts to foster the development of corporate debt markets as a channel to spur lending to small- and medium-sized businesses.

As banks adjust their balance sheets and restrict lending, British SMEs have struggled. In contrast, large companies have benefited from the buoyancy of debt markets - a result of quantitative easing and positive market sentiment - which has reduced corporate bond yields. Recognising this

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