Private Bond Restructurings : Lessons for the Case of Sovereign Debtors

Author/Editor:

Marco A. Piñón-Farah

Publication Date:

February 1, 1996

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Summary:

This paper reviews recent experience with both sovereign and private bond restructurings. It also summarizes the literature on private bond restructurings and describes the “typical” process for a voluntary exchange of new bonds for existing obligations. From this information some conclusions are drawn as to the possibility of concluding voluntary restructuring agreements for sovereign bonds within relatively short periods of time.

Series:

Working Paper No. 96/11

Subject:

English

Publication Date:

February 1, 1996

ISBN/ISSN:

9781451926064/1018-5941

Stock No:

WPIEA0111996

Format:

Paper

Pages:

16

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