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Bonds and notes are debt instruments that usually give the holder the unconditional right to fixed money income or contractually determined variable money income. With the exception of perpetual bonds, bonds and notes also provide the holder with an unconditional right to a fixed sum as repayment of principal on a specified date or dates.

Source Publication:
External Debt Statistics: Guide for Compilers and Users (Draft), IMF, Washington DC, March 2000, Appendix III, Glossary of Terms.

Statistical Theme: Financial statistics - External debt

Created on Tuesday, September 25, 2001

Last updated on Friday, November 2, 2001