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TRANSFER RISK

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Definition:
The risk that a borrower will not be able to convert local currency into foreign exchange, and so be unable to make debt-service payments in foreign currency. The risk normally arises from exchange restrictions imposed by the government in the borrower’s country. This is a particular kind of political risk.

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