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Belarus backtracks after spooking market with debt restructuring talk
Belarussian President Alexander Lukashenko spooked bond markets on Thursday by speaking of a possible restructuring of $4 billion of Belarussian foreign debt falling due this year, then softened his comments to refer only to refinancing. During a marathon news conference the veteran Belarussian leader made the bombshell comment that Belarus might hold talks to restructure its debts if it was ...(1/29/2015 11:11:07 AM)
Belarus pays off $43.75 mln coupon on 5-year Eurobond - ministry
Belarus said on Friday it had paid a coupon on its five-year Eurobond, moving to calm markets after President Alexander Lukashenko spoke of a possible sovereign debt restructuring this year. The finance ministry said it has paid off a $43.75 million coupon on its five-year Eurobond, issued in August 2010. On Thursday, President Alexander Lukashenko spooked bond markets by speaking of a possible ...(1/30/2015 4:35:38 AM)
Belarusian leader issues tough warning to Moscow
MINSK, Belarus (AP) — New cracks emerged Thursday in a Russia-led economic alliance, with the president of Belarus warning that his nation may opt out of it.(1/29/2015 1:27:38 PM)
Belarus to host new round of Ukrainian peace talks
MINSK, Belarus (AP) — Belarus says it will host another round of Ukrainian peace talks amid fierce fighting in eastern Ukraine.(1/29/2015 12:41:22 PM)
Belarus' Lukashenko Backtracks on Debt-Restructuring Comments
Vasily Fedosenko / Reuters During a marathon news conference the veteran Belarussian leader made the bombshell comment that Belarus might hold talks to restructure its debts if it was struggling to repay them.(1/30/2015 3:57:31 AM)
Belarus president rules out "shock therapy' for economy
President Alexander Lukashenko said on Thursday Belarus would find a way out of its financial problems, exacerbated by economic turmoil in Russia, but ruled out "shock therapy". "We will pull out of this difficult situation into which our economy has fallen," Lukashenko was quoted as telling a news conference by Belta news agency. "The way of shock therapy for Belarus is unacceptable," Belta ...(1/29/2015 4:41:24 AM)
Scared By Ukraine War, Belarus Strongman Lukashenko Mulls Ditching Russia
As the conflict between pro-Russian separatists and the Ukrainian government closes in on its first anniversary, fighting in the east of the country intensified this month as the rebels advanced in the areas of Donetsk and Luhansk.(1/31/2015 10:46:30 AM)
Belarusian leader defies Kremlin, warns it may opt out of Russia-dominated economic alliance
MINSK, Belarus - New cracks emerged Thursday in a Russia-led economic alliance, with the president of Belarus warning that his nation may opt out of it.(1/29/2015 1:39:16 PM)
Belarus may hold restructuring talks if hard to pay $4 bln debt-Lukashenko
Belarus has to pay $4 billion in debt this year and could hold talks on a restructuring if the country struggled to pay it back, President Alexander Lukashenko said on Thursday. Speaking at his yearly news conference, Lukashenko said: "This year, we have to pay $4 billion. The Belarussian leader also said Belarus relied on Russia for help because the Belarus economy was "part of the Russian ...(1/29/2015 5:13:08 AM)
Belarus has enough resources to fulfill 2015 debt obligations - finance ministry website
Belarus's finance ministry said on Thursday that the country had sufficient resources to fulfill its debt obligations in 2015 and that it was not considering restructuring its debt. The statement was issued ...(1/29/2015 9:04:13 AM)
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