Loans set for a reboot in 2017 as rate hikes loom

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By Shruti Chaturvedi
15 Dec 2016

Next year’s Asian loan market could see a shift in dynamics as lenders juggle rate hikes and abundant liquidity. Borrowers could also turn away from bonds in favour of syndicated lending, setting the stage for a year of growth, writes Shruti Chaturvedi.

Dollar and euro syndicated loan volumes in Asia ex-Japan declined for the second year in a row in 2016, down 8.9% year-on-year to $144bn and down 23% compared to 2014, according to Dealogic. International loans suffered amid stiff competition from local currency alternatives in China, India and Indonesia, ...

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