Definition: Moratorium interest

External debt - IMF

Interest charged on rescheduled debt. In the Paris Club, moratorium interest rates are negotiated bilaterally between the debtor and creditor countries and thus can differ among creditors. In the London Club, where all creditors are deemed to have access to funds at comparable rates, the moratorium interest rate applies equally to all rescheduled obligations under an agreement.
Source:
International Monetary Fund (IMF), "External Debt Statistics: Guide for Compilers and Users; Appendix III. Glossary of External Debt Terms", Washington D.C., 2003
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