Loans bankers nervous amid small pipelines, lack of visibility

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By Pan Yue
14 Jan 2021

Loans bankers in Asia are battening down the hatches, faced with a small deal pipeline and little visibility on better market conditions. While some respite may come their way after the Chinese New Year holiday, bankers are uncertain about the way forward for the syndication business. Pan Yue reports.

A handful of deals have launched into syndication since the start of 2021. The borrowers seeking funding include Singapore-listed palm oil company First Resources, Vietnam’s Masan Group Corp and Vingroup Joint Stock Co, and Chinese names such as Beijing Clean Energy Group and Taiwan’s Zhen Ding Technology Holding.

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