Loans lull won’t last long

Asia’s loans bankers can put their feet up for a couple of months. A surge of deals in the first half of the year has slowed lending, draining liquidity and increasing funding costs. But the loan market will rally. Many borrowers have nowhere else to go.

  • 21 Jul 2011

Loans bankers across Asia Pacific had a busy start to 2011. Borrowers signed $214.82bn of loans by the middle of July in Asia Pacific ex-Japan, compared to $185.39bn completed over the same period in 2010, according to data from Dealogic.

Commodities companies have been particularly active borrowers, with ...

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