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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If May gets no movement from EU leaders on the Brady plan, she can then try to secure a Commons majority for the Malthouse compromise - which opens the door to a departure on WTO terms, a win for the hard Brexiteers.
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).
Fortunately, there is another way: emulate the Brady Plan, under which commercial banks, together with the United States, the International Monetary Fund, and the Paris Club of sovereign creditors, restructured and took haircuts on the debt of Latin American and Eastern European governments at the end of the 1980's.
In the spirit of the Brady plan's "menu of options" approach, the Financing Plan gave the creditors free election between discount and par bonds.
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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.
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The market benefited the debtors by first permitting formal and informal debt buy-backs(39) which, when secondary market prices were as low as 20 percent of the face value, were a particularly good investment of foreign exchange for debtor nations.(40) Second, the market made necessary(41) and facilitated(42) the Brady Plan which brought with it an element of debt relief.