Sony Borrows 80 Billion Yen
While 80-billion-yen may seem lofty, it's merely a drop in the bucket when compared to the amounts that the company has already earmarked for component manufacturing for the forthcoming year. They've pledged a grand total of 460-billion-yen, which included 176-billion for semiconductor production and 100-billion for a joint LCD production facility with Samsung.
Japanese lenders also gave Sony a sweet deal on the loan. The company will pay out approximately .48 percent in interest every six months, which, according to analysts, is about .06 percentage points below the going rate.
7/5/2006 Frank Provo