Loan volumes leave bankers scratching their heads

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By Shruti Chaturvedi
31 Mar 2016

The Asia ex-Japan loan market betrayed little direction in the first quarter and the mood of syndication bankers is one of measured optimism for the year ahead. Bankers are making diversification their new goal and are hunting down opportunities in newer sectors, writes Shruti Chaturvedi.

Loan activity in Asia ex-Japan has dismayed bankers so far, with deal flow falling 41% in the first quarter. The choice of currencies among borrowers has also left bankers baffled, many told GlobalCapital Asia this week. According to Dealogic, Hong Kong dollar loan volumes swelled 46% compared with ...

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