Feb 4 (Reuters) – U.S. small businesses boosted borrowing in
December, pushing a broad lending index to its highest level in
nearly seven years and signaling that economic growth may
continue apace in the early part of this year.
The Thomson Reuters/PayNet Small Business Lending Index,
which measures the volume of financing to small companies, rose
to 121.6 in December from an upwardly revised 114.6 in the prior
month, PayNet said on Tuesday.