Basel III regulation weighs heavily on Euroloan market desperate for a better 2013

04 Jan 2013

The majority of loans bankers are predicting no sudden recovery in EMEA syndicated loan volumes this year, after enduring a 33% annual drop in deals signed in the region in 2012. And the same old worries remain: lenders reckon that regulation will be the biggest influence on the business this year, with most fearing a sizeable effect, writes Nina Flitman.

"Volumes have dropped off, badly," said one senior loans banker in London. "Optimists think it’s so low that it can only go up, but I think volumes will move sideways for a while yet. We just have to suck it up and manage expectations."

That assessment is backed up ...

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