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An arrangement whereby a foreign debt owed by a developing country is transferred to a particular organization, typically in return for the country's committing itself to specified conservation measures.
- ‘The key outcome of the talks, however, was a package of soft loans and debt swaps amounting to 390 million euros, which Spain has granted to Morocco.’
- ‘It was the first bilateral debt swap agreement to be signed by the Indonesian and German governments, the embassy said.’
- ‘But many observers feel that well-negotiated debt swaps give developing countries access to international goodwill and additional financial resources, he added.’
- ‘The economic justification for debt-for-nature swaps is that they represent one way of acknowledging that preserving rainforests provides a global public good.’
- ‘Indeed, local banks and pension funds may be wagering that an orderly restructuring - which is what the debt swap really is - is preferable to a messy default that would leave investors much worse off.’
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