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Published Date:
January 1987
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    ©1988 International Monetary Fund

    Cataloging-in-Publication Data

    Keller, Peter M.

    Multilateral official debt rescheduling : recent experience / Peter M. Keller with Nissanke E. Weerasinghe.—Washington, D.C. : International Monetary Fund, [1988]

    v, 23 p. : ill. ; 28 cm.—(World economic and financial surveys, ISSN 0258-7440)

    "May 1988."

    1. Loans, Foreign. 2. Loans, Foreign—Developing countries. 3. Debt relief—Developing countries. 4. Debts, External—Developing countries. 5. Paris Club. I. Weerasinghe, Nissanke E. II. Title III. Series. HG3891.5.K45 1988 ISBN 1-9781451941135

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    The following symbols have been used throughout this paper:

    …to indicate that data are not available;

    —to indicate that the figure is zero or less than half the final digit shown, or that the item does not exist;

    –between years or months (e.g., 1984–85 or January–June) to indicate the years or months covered, including the beginning and ending years or months;

    / between years (e.g., 1985/86) to indicate a crop or fiscal (financial) year.

    “Billion” means a thousand million.

    Minor discrepancies between constituent figures and totals are due to rounding.


    This study was prepared in the External Finance Division of the Exchange and Trade Relations Department of the International Monetary Fund by Peter M. Keller, Assistant Division Chief, with the assistance of Nissanke Weerasinghe, Economist. The author is particularly indebted to K. Burke Dillon for helpful suggestions and advice. Research assistance was provided by Hassanin Ismeail of the Exchange and Trade Relations Department. Staff in other departments also provided valuable suggestions. The study draws on material of earlier Fund studies by staff teams headed by Eduard Brau, Richard Williams, K. Burke Dillon, and C. Maxwell Watson. The author wishes to thank the editor, Juanita Roushdy of the External Relations Department.

    The present study was completed in January 1988 and reflects developments up to December 1987. While the paper has benefited from comments by members of the Executive Board and by other members of the staff of the Fund, opinions expressed are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the views of Executive Directors or of other staff members.

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