Loan market to overcome lowest vols since 2004

03 Feb 2012

Asia’s loan market is experiencing its slowest start since 2004 as higher pricing and stricter lending criteria stymie volumes but deal flow will pick up as borrowers accept higher costs and liquidity returns to the market, say bankers.

Loan volumes in Asia are the lowest in six years as syndication desks face twin obstacles of greater costs and a more adverse attitude to risk, but deal flow is expected to pick up as the market adjusts to the new conditions, say bankers.

Data from Dealogic shows the volume ...

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