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Recovery Rates from Distressed Debt - Empirical Evidence from Chapter 11 Filings, International Litigation, and Recent Sovereign Debt Restructurings

Author/Editor: Singh, Manmohan
Authorized for Distribution: August 1, 2003
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Summary: On a credit rating-adjusted basis, spreads on U.S. high-yield debt have typically been regarded as a lower bound for emerging market debt. However in the C-rated and defaulted segment, emerging market debt has traded at lower spreads than similarly rated U.S. high yield debt. We show that the lower spreads reflect the fact that the total returns from defaulted debt in the emerging markets have been significantly higher than returns from similarly rated high yield defaulted debt under Chapter 11.
 
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Series: Working Paper No. 03/161
Subject(s): Debt | Emerging markets | Debt restructuring
Author's keyword(s): Distressed debt | Sovereign debt restructuring | Chapter 11 | Sovereign litigation
 
English  
    Published:   August 1, 2003        
    ISBN/ISSN:   1934-7073   Format:   Paper
    Stock No:   WPIEA1612003   Pages:   24
    Price:   US$15.00 (Academic Rate: US$15.00 )
       
     
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