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Default, then?

Fitch’s doubts about securing a post-SBA (Stand-By Arrangement) IMF lifeline show that even leading IFIs (international financial institutions) understand how the political paralysis following the election is already threatening to…

No default risk in event of Russian asset confiscation

Countries whose sovereign bonds were purchased by Russia would not be considered in default if Western governments decide to confiscate frozen Russian reserves worth $300 billion, credit rating agencies Moody’s…

Govt as the biggest power defaulter

The media is replete with news of the Power Sector – mostly negative. Most recently, it is the exorbitant bills being received by the people and the ensuing protests. Analysts…

Capital suggestion: Default?

Sovereign default is the “failure of a national government to repay its debt.” Here are six signs that can indicate a potential sovereign default. Oe, persistent and large fiscal deficits:…

Who suffers if Pakistan defaults?

While politicians and economists debate on talk shows and twitter over the inevitability or impossibility of a potential default, millions of working-class families are already feeling the crushing weight of…

Averting default

Pakistan currently faces many economic challenges with the lingering threat of default being the most potent one. By way of explanation, a country defaults when it is unable to repay…

Gaming out a default

Pakistan has been in a precipice of default for the last few months, desperately seeking external help, enacting draconian policies, while refusing to initiate any structural reforms. About nine months…

Default: last hour?

Negotiations with the IMF (International Monetary Fund) have entered the final round. The plans and proposals prepared by the government have been deemed inadequate. Now the IMF has come up…