Reuters reveals Ghana suspending debt service payments on its external obligations



Reuters was first to report that Ghana suspended payments on much of its external debt, effectively defaulting as the west African country struggles to plug its cavernous balance of payments deficit. Prices of Ghana’s sovereign international bonds dropped sharply in the wake of the announcement.  Ghana had already announced a domestic debt restructuring and struck a $3 billion preliminary financing deal with the International Monetary Fund – however a comprehensive debt overhaul is a precondition for receiving actual financing from the fund.

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Topics of Interest: Economy

Type: Reuters Best

Sectors: Economy & Policy

Regions: Africa

Countries: Ghana

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