Slim EMEA pipeline forces EM lenders into tricky position

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By Mariam Meskin
13 Mar 2019

A slowdown in loans activity in Europe and the Middle East has thrown the market’s usual supply-and-demand dynamics out of balance. Now although international lenders are eager to lend, they are having to make concessions to borrowers.

The Central and Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa market grew 39% last year, but global loan volumes across Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) are continuing to decline, even while banks remain desperate to lend.

The successful closing of Qatar National Bank’s (QNB) $2bn loan last week, coming ...

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