Inconvertibility

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Inconvertibility

The inability of a local currency to be exchanged for another currency. Often includes transfer risk.

Inconvertibility

The state in which a currency may not be exchanged for a foreign currency. A few socialist governments issue inconvertible currencies such as the Cuban peso in order to protect their citizens from perceived capitalist infiltration. Most of the time, however, domestic regulators may deem a foreign currency inconvertible in order to protect local investors from bad investment decisions. For example, regulators may deem a currency going through a period of hyperinflation as inconvertible; that way, investors do not make investments in that currency as they are likely to soon be worthless. See also: Foreign exchange.
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These include confiscation, expropriation or nationalization of assets, contract termination, license termination and embargo, currency inconvertibility or nontransfer of payments and wrongful calling of "on demand" guarantees.
OPIC insures against currency inconvertibility, expropriation and civil strife, and can also provide corporate financing.
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One can visualize the political risks, such as the expropriation of assets, currency inconvertibility, war and acts of political violence, confronting deal-makers and the banks financing such mergers, acquisitions and joint ventures.
Second, it covers the broadest spectrum of politically related exposures, including confiscation, expropriation, naturalization, and deprivation, as well as currency inconvertibility.
This can be endorsed to include currency inconvertibility, forced divestiture, forced abandonment, political violence and failure to honor a sovereign guarantee.
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CEND options include political violence, currency inconvertibility and cross-border war coverage.
The new product is designed to cover bond offerings by emerging market issuers against currency inconvertibility and currency nontransfer risks in the issuer's country.
Leading practitioners, academics and economists discuss topics such as: - Best practice in country risk and Basel II - Theories of crises - Stress-testing - Measuring state stability and political risk - Country risk and the private sector - Country risk indicators and early warning systems - Currency inconvertibility - Pricing of political risk Author contributions from the following organisations are included: - ABN Amro - Aon Political Risk - Duke University - Bank for International Settlements - Oxford Analytica - Fitch Ratings - The World Bank and many more
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