Argentina agrees $775 million mortgage with Qatar to make IMF reimbursement By Reuters

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(Reuters) – Argentina’s authorities on Friday agreed with Qatar a $775 million mortgage to make use of to make an Worldwide Financial Fund (IMF) reimbursement due this Friday.

Argentina is grappling with a extreme financial disaster with sky-high inflation and falling central financial institution reserves and is going through IMF repayments.

The nation’s Economic system Minister Sergio Massa stated on Monday Argentina wouldn’t use “a single greenback of its personal reserves” to make the IMF reimbursement.

The Qatar mortgage may have the IMF’s variable rate of interest relevant to SDRs (IMF forex), which is at present 4.033% every year, a presidential decree stated.

The funds will “fund the fee of Argentina’s maturity with the IMF (for fees and surcharges) on August 4, 2023,” it stated.

Massa additionally confirmed on Monday the reimbursement will probably be made with a $1 billion bridge mortgage from regional growth financial institution CAF and $1.7 billion from the second tranche of a swap with China, a transfer lately made to finish a part of a June fee to the IMF.

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