Lebanon to default on dollar-denominated debt

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Avantika Chilkoti
The Wall Street Journal
Saturday, March 7, 2020

Lebanon said it would default on its dollar-denominated debt, intensifying the Middle Eastern state’s financial turmoil and setting up a possibly messy negotiation with foreign investors.

Beirut’s failure to honor its massive debt load was long expected and not related to the economic turmoil caused by the coronavirus outbreak. But it comes at a time when the global financial system is on edge.

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Lebanon said Saturday it would fail to pay back U.S. dollar denominated bonds with a face value of $1.2 billion due Monday, the first time the country has ever failed to pay its debt. It has another $700 million due in April and $600 million in June.

“Lebanon is facing an economic crisis of unprecedented scale,” said Prime Minister Hassan Diab, who took the helm earlier this year. “How could we pay creditors while hospitals are subject to medical-supplies shortages?”

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