Poorest countries will follow a tricky path back to debt markets - Yahoo Finance

by finance.yahoo 04/01/2021

Ghana and Pakistan's return to international debt markets this week, a year after COVID slammed them shut, has been an encouraging sign for the world's poorest countries, but investors still need convincing. Last year, the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank launched the Debt Service Suspension Initiative (DSSI) and its accompanying Common Framework to help the poorest nations survive the pandemic. The Common Framework effectively requires a country to try to restructure its private debt.


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YANGON: Anti-coup demonstrators in Myanmar decorated boiled eggs on Easter Sunday in the latest protest as the military junta continues its brutal crackdown. Myanmar has been gripped by severe turmoil since a February 1 coup ousted civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi. Security forces have sought to quell a mass uprising with lethal force, with the death toll reaching 557 as of

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YANGON: Myanmar security forces have killed 550 people, including two on Friday, as the junta continued its violent attacks on protests sparked by the military overthrew an elected government led by Aung San Suu Kyi on Feb. 1, the Assistance Association for Political Prisoners (AAPP) activist group said on Saturday. Forty-six of the dead victims were children, the group said.

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YANGON, Myanmar: Myanmar’s wireless broadband Internet services were shut down on Friday by order of the military, a local provider said, as protesters continued to defy the threat of lethal violence to oppose the junta’s takeover. A directive from the Ministry of Transport and Communications on Thursday instructed that “all wireless broadband data services be temporarily