IMF talks: Ukraine saga could prompt bond but Africans fare better

By Mariam Meskin
16 Feb 2021

Negotiations between the International Monetary Fund and some emerging market countries are yielding mixed results. While some sub-Saharan African sovereigns are making progress in their talks, Ukraine's long-running saga to unlock emergency funding has been unsuccessful so far.

The IMF’s strained negotiations with Ukraine have been on investor’s minds for months.

The Fund’s review mission to Ukraine ended last weekend, with no agreement on further disbursements of the 18 month $5bn Standby Agreement signed with the IMF last June.

The funding in question had been a $700m disbursement ...

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