Loans bankers batten down for tough fourth quarter

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By Pan Yue
03 Oct 2019

The number of syndicated loans in Asia has reached a new low this year, as the market takes a hit from volatility and regulatory headaches around funding M&A transactions. There is no respite in sight, however, with bankers predicting a tough end to 2019. Pan Yue reports.

It has been a difficult nine months for loan syndication bankers in Asia. As of the end of September, G3 currency and Hong Kong dollar loan volumes combined in Asia ex-Japan have plummeted to $129bn from 240 deals, the lowest number of trades in nine years, according to ...

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