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    Factors that affect the Valuation of Bonds

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    Explain how each of the following factors affect the valuation of a
    firm's bonds assuming that all other factors remain constant:

    1) An increase in the general level of interest rates;
    2) An increase in foreign competition; and
    3) An increase in the firm's balance sheet debt.

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    1. When the general level of interest rate rises, the value of the bond falls. This is the investors would like to invest in new bonds which offer a higher rate and hence the price has to ...

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    The solution explains the effect on the value of bonds of the changes is general level of interest rates, foreign competition and an increase in the firm's balance sheet debt.