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DEBT BUYBACK

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Definition:
The repurchase by a debtor of its own debt, usually at a substantial discount. The debtor’s obligations are reduced while the creditor receives a once and for all payment. Although in apparent contravention of standard commercial bank loan agreements, some debtors have bought back their own debt on the secondary market.

Source Publication:
IMF, 2003, External Debt Statistics: Guide for Compilers and Users – Appendix III, Glossary, IMF, Washington DC.

Hyperlink:
http://www.imf.org/external/pubs/ft/eds/Eng/Guide/index.htm

Statistical Theme: Financial statistics

Created on Wednesday, August 27, 2003