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On what basis do countries repay international loans? [closed]

Most countries have their own sovereign currency. Essentially they can print their currency. So how do countries repay their loans? And a similar question would arise while granting a loan to another ...
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Is Mexico on the verge of defaulting on parts it’s national debt before Andrés López Obrador take office?

All bonds issued by Mexico with maturity scheduled for 2018 are traded at a huge discount of their face value. I mean whatever currency or stock exchange used here’s an example : For reference, they ...
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Are AAA private-sector corporate bonds safer than government bonds?

Conventional wisdom says that government bonds are the safest investment there is. But the Indian government is rated only one level above junk. Aren't AAA-rated bonds of Indian companies safer? Haven'...
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How to invest for the event of a US default? [closed]

I want to consider a special case of this question (so not a duplicate, in my mind, but forgive me if that's incorrect in the eyes of moderators). What happens to my savings if my country defaults or ...
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Where can I place my savings in to limit my exposure to the risk of European bank failures and sovereign debt defaults?

After looking at this stunning Euro Zone Bank Stress Test tool provided by Reuters, I see the danger and the hight level of interconnections that exists among Banks in EU. The actual scenario (...
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What are the risks of euro deposit accounts in Greek and Cypriot banks?

What is the risk of having 100k euro in accounts in Greek banks and Cypriot banks? Is there a guarantee? I assume that the state guarantee for deposits doesn't hold when a country defaults.
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If the U.S. defaults on its debt, what will happen to my bank money? [closed]

Will I still be able to withdraw from my bank account if the U.S. defaults?
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Would the effects of an anticipated default by a nation be mostly symbolic?

Given that the whole Greece saga has played out for a few years now -- and that most speculation is that Greece will default at some point -- if they finally do default, will it be mostly symbolic? ...
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What effect would sovereign default of a European country have on personal debt or a mortgage?

What effect would sovereign default of a European country have on personal debt, especially a mortgage?
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What happens to my savings if my country defaults or restructures its debt?

I live in a eurozone country that a lot of people think will soon default or restructure its debt. My family has a savings account in a bank here. A similar question has been asked before, but it isn'...
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