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More soured loans in South-east Asia to whet appetite of private investors

Bubbling interest in distressed debt seen growing amid greater structural constraint stresses in some sectors and broad trend of monetary tightening

By KPMG's estimates, the size of distressed loans in the markets of Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia and Vietnam is estimated to be at least US$75.5 billion.


THE stacking pile of distressed debt in South-east Asia could lure more private investors to circle the region for alternative assets, consultants told The Business Times.

Distressed debt is expected to grow further amid greater stresses expected from structural...

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