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Syndicated loans in emerging markets

  • Christophe Godlewski
  • Laurent Weill

There has been a considerable expansion of the volume of syndicated loans in emerging markets in the recent years. We provide the first analysis of the determinants of the decision of banks to syndicate a loan on a sample of loan facilities from 50 emerging countries. We show the significant role of loan characteristics and of financial development, banking regulation, and legal institutions, on the decision to syndicate a loan. We support the efforts of authorities to increase banking competition and efficiency, and to implement binding banking regulation on capital requirement to promote the expansion of syndicated loans.

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Paper provided by ULB -- Universite Libre de Bruxelles in its series ULB Institutional Repository with number 2013/14182.

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Date of creation: 2008
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Publication status: Published in: Emerging Markets Review (2008) v.9,p.206-219
Handle: RePEc:ulb:ulbeco:2013/14182
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