Definition: Debt/Equity Swaps

Balance of Payments, IMF

Debt/Equity Swaps consist of the exchange, usually at a discount, of bank claims on, or other debt instruments of, debtor economies for non-resident investors' equity investment in those economies.
Source:
International Monetary Fund (IMF), "Balance of Payments Manual" (BOP), Fifth Edition, Washington D.C., 1993
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