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Asian banks scramble for dollar bonds

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MANILA, Philippines –  Asian banks are in a mad scramble to raise US dollars to meet the stiff capital requirements under the Basel III framework. Banks are sweeping as much dollars as can be found in the global market as European borrowers are holding on to their dollars “during these hard times.” According to FinanceAsia, Asian borrowers want a steady ... Read More »

Asian banks keep financing trade

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Asian banks are providing an increasing chunk of trade finance in the region as European banks pull back due to the eurozone crisis and new bank regulations. The push by Asian institutions into the market, suggests that trade finance – estimated at $10tn a year globally and supporting more than 80 per cent of global trade – remains available in ... Read More »

Asian firms to hurt as Europe banks cut lending

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* Asian banks lack capacity to fill in gap left by Europeans * Low global interest rates may create property bubble in Asia * MAS takes steps to boost Sing dollar corp bond liquidity (Recasts on impact of reduced European bank lending) SINGAPORE, March 14 (Reuters) – European banks will continue to reduce their lending in Asia, posing problems for ... Read More »

Asia plugs European aircraft lending gap

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(Reuters) – Asian banks are filling the void in the aircraft financing market left by squeezed European lenders, but Middle East tensions and the sheer scale of Asia’s aviation growth look set to leave the industry’s funding on a knife-edge, experts said. Banks from Singapore, China and Japan have stepped up their activities in the lucrative sector. The realignment has pushed back ... Read More »