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Emerging Markets

IMF faces 'dilemma' as EM debt pause calls grow


Bondholders appear to be sleepwalking over the precipice of a debt standstill chasm as the fissure of the emerging markets funding crisis yawns wider by the day. The IMF and World Bank have called for a suspension of debt payments to official and private creditors but there is scant evidence that the latter are alive to that possibility becoming a reality. Ross Lancaster, Phil Thornton and Oliver West report.

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