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ESCROW ACCOUNTS

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Definition:
In the context of external debt payments, accounts typically held in banks outside of the debtor country through which a portion of the export proceeds of a debtor is channelled. Typically involve balances of one-year maturity to cover future debt-service payments. Creditors who are the beneficiaries of such accounts thus obtain extra security for their loans and effective priority in debt service.

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 Thursday, August 28, 2003

Last updated on Wednesday, January 04, 2006