Japanese banks come back to loan market

The first in a regular series of Mr Syn columns - from our insider in Asia''s syndicated loan market.

The dawning of the new millennium brings to mind two lines from the popular song of the 1960s

Where have all the flowers Japanese banks gone and When will they ever learn When will they ever learn

But first the Japanese banks.

The biggest concern among borrowers and the major players in the loan markets in the early to mid 1990s was the dominance of the syndication market by the Japanese banks. While the bankers loved the...

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