Debt swap


Debt swap
A set of transactions (also called a debt-equity swap) in which a firm buys a country's dollar bank debt at a discount and swaps this debt with the central bank for local currency that it can use to acquire local equity. The New York Times Financial Glossary

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debt swap UK US noun [C]
FINANCE DEBT-EQUITY SWAP(Cf. ↑debt-equity swap): »

He used a debt swap to buy a 30% stake in the privatized telephone company.


Financial and business terms. 2012.

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