EM lenders struggle as bonds steal business, hopes for 2021 pick-up low

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By Mariam Meskin
18 Feb 2021

The tumbling of emerging markets syndicated lending volumes while bond markets boom has finally begun to wear on the optimism of loan bankers. The hope that 2021 would mark a return to business as usual is fading, although some say there may be opportunities, albeit limited, for market growth.

Since the start of 2021, only six syndicated loans with a total value of $1.4bn have been signed across the CEEMEA region, according to Dealogic. The same period in 2020 saw 39 deals with a value of $13.9bn signed.

That has had a visible impact on the attitudes of ...

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