October 20, 2021

Financial markets in the Asia-Pacific region

The COVID-19 pandemic’s severe impact on the global economy continued through 2020 and 2021, and the Asia-Pacific region (APAC) was no exception.

Despite the many current challenges, justified optimism and robust deal activity exist throughout the APAC lending markets, particularly in certain regions and types of transactions.

For Taiwanese banks and businesses looking for opportunities, here are insights on where to focus your attention in the coming months.

Pockets of robust activity for APAC deals

Currently, deal-making throughout APAC appears robust, although slower than during the third quarter of 2020, when a combination of factors—including an accumulation of delayed deals, initial economic recoveries, accommodating fiscal and monetary policies, and more openings for foreign capital—led APAC transactions to surge.1

During the first quarter of 2021, deal-making activity in…

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