Nicaragua Begins Negotiations with IMF

The Nicaraguan government is meeting with an IMF mission to hold discussions on a $78 million loan.

Friday, September 10, 2010

The negotiations will be held in the Nicaraguan capital, Managua, and will continue until 17 September.

El Nuevo Diario reports statements from the president of Nicaragua's central bank, Antenor Rosales: "we are determined to achieve general agreement with this mission to enable the existing credit and debt servicing program we have with the IMF to be formally recognized by the fund's directorate by November or early December".

The article adds that, "the result of these negotiations will determine whether the IMF provides $36 million this year and backing for an additional $42 million from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)".

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Antenor Rosales, President of Nicaragua's Central Bank, added that in this week's negotiations they have discussed two letters of intent.

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