EM loan mart anticipates extended decline, bonds to reap benefits

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By Mariam Meskin
13 May 2019

Emerging market loan volumes continue to suffer with year-to-date volumes down 60% from the same period in 2018. Global economic slowdown and the fear of trade wars, combined with the increasing appeal of the bond market, are dampening the prospects of recovery in the syndicated loan market in 2019.

The IMF predicts global growth to continue declining, falling to 3.3% in 2019, after dropping from 4% to 3.6% in 2018. The organisation has referred to trade wars, macroeconomic stresses in big emerging markets such as Turkey and Argentina, tightening financial markets and the challenged vehicle market in ...

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