Liquidity and syndication worries cloud loans outlook

Loans bankers in Asia are optimistic about a rise in deal volumes next year, amid hopes that borrowers will increasingly turn to loans for refinancing against the backdrop of reduced quantitative easing in the US, writes Rashmi Kumar. But hand-in-hand with the positive sentiment is also a fear that too much deal flow could cause a shortage of liquidity and an absence of true syndication.

  • By Rashmi Kumar
  • 13 Dec 2013
Asia’s bankers are looking forward to 2014 in the knowledge that more than $400bn of debt is maturing next year across bonds and loans. At least half of this is expected to be refinanced via the loan market, but there could be even more if the bond market ...

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