Creditors pull back from frontier markets

By Phil Thornton
20 Feb 2020

Frontier market bond issuance dropped in 2019, with sovereign issuance at its lowest figure since 2011, amid signs that private-sector creditors are pulling back from riskier countries.

Overall bond issuance in frontier markets slowed to a four-year low of $110bn, according to figures from the Institute of International Finance, a body representing global banks and lenders.

Private-sector creditors have limited appetite for low-income country (LIC) debt, the IIF said. Publicly guaranteed debt owed to private creditors ...

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