Brady bonds

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Brady bonds

Bonds issued by emerging countries under a debt reduction plan.

Brady Bond

A bond issued by the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development to Latin American countries starting in 1989 and continuing into the 1990s. It effectively refinanced the bonds issued by Latin American countries after many defaulted on their national debt in the 1980s. Many bonds issued in the region prior to this were illiquid; Brady bonds were tradable and, for that reason, were more attractive to investors. Because many of them were guaranteed by U.S. Treasury bonds, they also carried less risk. In 1999, Ecuador defaulted on its Brady bonds. However, in 2003, Mexico retired its Brady bond debt completely.

Brady bonds

Dollar-denominated bonds of developing countries backed by zero-coupon U.S. Treasury securities. Although no longer in use, Brady bonds were issued in exchange for defaulted commercial bank loans.
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The post-crisis legacy was finally shaken off only several years later with the restoration of fiscal sustainability, debt write-offs under the so-called Brady Plan, and a variety of domestic structural reforms.
And, finally, they sought debt relief through the Brady Plan (described below).
Two of my Northern California neighbors, Peter Allen and Gary Evans - both veterans of the Brady Plan - have explained how a similar plan could be implemented today.
Announced in March 1989, the Brady plan contemplated the commercial banks' exchange of sovereign debt for bonds, either par or discount bonds, collateralized by a special issue of U.
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Treasury Secretary Nicholas Brady almost two decades ago "to rekindle the hope of the people and leaders of debtor nations that their sacrifices will lead to greater prosperity in the present and the prospect of a future unclouded by the burden of debt" (Barbara Rudolph, "Enter the Brady Plan," Time, March 20, 1989, p.
The restructuring negotiations concluded with the Brady Plan in 1992.
The repos were created 11 years ago when the government incurred a large debt with BCV to finance a Brady plan debt refinancing operation.
40) Second, the market made necessary(41) and facilitated(42) the Brady Plan which brought with it an element of debt relief.
5): the Voluntary Foreign Credit Restraint program (VFCR) of 1965, authorization of International Banking Facilities (IBFs) in 1981; the International Lending Supervision Act (ILSA) of 1983; the Baker initiative of 1985; and the Brady plan of 1989.
However, it is in the third feature of the Brady Plan -- so-called after the then US Treasury Secretary -- that one begins to glean the double-dealing at the heart of this initiative.
The Brady Plan replaced the failed Baker Plan, which in 1987 called for the banks to increase net lending flows to troubled LDC debtors by $20 billion over three years.