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GUARANTEED EXTERNAL DEBT

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Definition:
The provision by one institutional unit of a guarantee to make future debt-service payments to a nonresident creditor if certain conditions are met, such as a default by the debtor, does not negate the claim the creditor has on the debtor. Thus, the debtor on whom the non-resident creditor has a claim, and not the guarantor, should record an external debt liability, unless and until the guarantor assumes the external debt.

Source Publication:
IMF, 2003, External Debt Statistics: Guide for Compilers and Users – Appendix 1. Special financial instruments and transactions: classifications, IMF, Washington DC.

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

Statistical Theme: Financial statistics

Created on Friday, August 29, 2003