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Asian Firms Seek Short-Term Loans Amid This Year’s Bond Rout

  • Deals as short as several months become popular across region
  • China issuers shifting from bond sales to bank loans: Agricole
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Asian companies are increasingly resorting to loans, some just months in length, as a record bond rout this year complicates access to the more secure longer-term funding market.

Among firms that had been active bond issuers in Asia, the number seeking short-term loan facilities this year has increased some 30% to 40%, according to Christophe Cretot, head of debt origination and advisory, Asia-Pacific at Credit Agricole SA. That range is based on loans arranged by the bank in the region.