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Japan’s Orix reportedly in for slice of RBS loans

Japanese financial institution company Orix Corp has agreed to buy $290m worth of shipping loans from Royal Bank of Scotland, according to Reuters.

RBS is in the process of selling off at least another $300m of other shipping loans too. The majority of the Orix loans are to Greek owners.

Neither RBS or Orix has confirmed the report.

Sam Chambers

Starting out with the Informa Group in 2000 in Hong Kong, Sam Chambers became editor of Maritime Asia magazine as well as East Asia Editor for the world’s oldest newspaper, Lloyd’s List. In 2005 he pursued a freelance career and wrote for a variety of titles including taking on the role of Asia Editor at Seatrade magazine and China correspondent for Supply Chain Asia. His work has also appeared in The Economist, The New York Times, The Sunday Times and The International Herald Tribune.
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