Ecuador is tappingthe international market for $1 billion in bonds that yield around 10.75%, BloombergNews reported, citing "a person familiar with the matter."
The countryis offering five-year, U.S. dollar-denominated notes, which carry the highest couponthe nation has offered since 2000. Citigroup Inc. is handling the sale, the reportsaid
S&P GlobalRatings assigned a B issue rating on the senior unsecured notes issuance. The notesare due in March 2022, S&P said.
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