Ukraine secures debt relief deal

After FIVE months of talks, Ukraine HAS agreed to a RESTRUCTURING deal with creditors. According to the finance ministry, private creditors WILL accept a twenty percent write-down on the FACE value of their Ukrainian bonds. The deal covers bonds with outstanding principal of 18 BILLION dollars and with that 20 percent REDUCTION, which provides Ukraine with 3.6 BILLION dollars in debt relief. Ameera David weighs in. 

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