Key Charts - Size and Structure

Asia Offshore Borrowing
  • Global bank lending to emerging markets in Asia has increased to $2.84 trillion in Q3 2014 from $1.33 trillion in Q3 2009, a rise of 113 percent.
  • In that same time, China's share of all emerging Asia offshore borrowing has increased from 21 to 46 percent. Meanwhile, South Korea, the second-largest borrower, has declined from 25 percent to 12 percent. Chinese banks and corporates have generally added offshore borrowing on top of domestic borrowing because of relatively higher domestic rates and tighter capital conditions, although the People’s Bank of China has aggressively eased monetary policy of late.
  • China, Thailand, Bangladesh, Indonesia, Taiwan, and Vietnam are still adding offshore loans at a high rate (over 10 percent annually), while other countries like India, South Korea, Malaysia, and the Philippines are borrowing overseas at a slow or diminishing pace.

Asia Offshore Borrowing

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