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Risk-averse investors flee from WeWork, pizzas and 007 cars

Low-rated bonds lose their shine amid concerns for global economy

A James Bond 1965 Aston Martin DB5 coupe is displayed at Sotheby's auction house in New York in July.    © Reuters

TOKYO -- Until just recently, James Bond cars and offices offering free-flowing beverages were popular destinations for the world's excess cash. 

Now, following an autumn that saw office-sharing company WeWork fall from prized startup to a unicorn-in-restructuring, investors are waking up and smelling the coffee.

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