SEA loans a welcome change as bankers bemoan margins

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By Pan Yue
08 Nov 2018

Small southeast Asian borrowers are coming to the market in force, signalling a shift from the conglomerates that traditionally tap the market. The supply is offering much-needed relief to lenders, who are seeing margins squeezed elsewhere. Pan Yue reports.

The southeast Asian loan market has woken up over the past few weeks amid a wider slowdown in the region. This is thanks to first-time borrowers venturing out to lenders.

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