Delay in IMF funding may push Ukraine into bond markets

By Mariam Meskin
29 Jan 2021

Ukraine is facing delays in securing funding disbursements from the IMF, as questions around the authenticity of its anti-corruption drive cloud discussions between the country and the Fund. That may push Ukraine to tap the bond markets again, which last year welcomed it a number of times.

The funding in question is a $700m disbursement, which was originally planned for the fourth quarter of 2020, and which is part of the 18 month $5bn Standby Agreement signed with the IMF last year in June. 

Of that total $5bn, $2.1bn has been disbursed so far. 

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