Little hope as EM loan volumes plummet

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By Mariam Meskin
09 Jul 2020

Emerging market loan volumes dipped remarkably in the first half of the year as some borrowers retreated from the market entirely, while others tapped other asset classes for funding. To bankers' dismay, syndicated loan volumes are largely expected to remain low, though some show slightly more optimism.

“We’re still working on deals and pitches, but it is not a surprise that activity has been much slower than previous years,” said a senior lender at an Asian bank in London, referring to the sharp drop in syndicated loan volumes.

In the first half of this year, across ...

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