Japanese lenders ready to make up the project finance shortfall from Europeans

19 Jan 2012

Japanese lenders could become a more important part of Asia’s loan market this year, stepping in to make up for a reduction in lending from European banks, said senior loans officials. This is likely to be most prominent in the project finance market, where French banks in particular have long been important players.

Borrowers and lenders across Asia spent much of the last few months trying to figure out how best to survive seismic changes in the region’s loan market this year, after the European crisis pushed several banks in the region to reduce their exposure to emerging markets and cut ...

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