Syndicated lending volume in the third quarter retreated from the blistering pace in the second quarter - a drop some experts attributed to gains in the stock and bond markets.

After a record-breaking second quarter, total lending volume dropped 17% to $189 billion, Loan Pricing Corp. reported. The total also represented a moderate drop from the $203 billion level in the year-earlier period.

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