Southeast Asia becomes the go-to place for Taiwanese banks

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By Rashmi Kumar
28 Aug 2014

Intense competition among domestic banks, restrictions on lending to Chinese borrowers and volatility in the US interbank dollar funding rate were the problems occupying Taiwanese loans bankers at an industry gathering this week. With these issues unlikely to fade anytime soon, Taiwanese lenders need to look further afield for growth, writes Rashmi Kumar.

Borrowers from Taiwan have only raised $12.5bn via 86 deals this year to date — a 20% drop from the $15.7bn worth of loans issued via 98 deals during the same period in 2013, according to Dealogic.

Against this backdrop, senior bankers at the Taiwan Loan Market ...

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