• Denmark will be no external debt for the first time in 183 years

  • Denmark will repay the last loan in foreign currency by $ 1.5 billion and for the first time in 183 years remain without external debt. On Monday, March 20, reported The national Bank of Denmark.

    "The government did not need to take the currency credit, and borrowing is gradually repaid," reads the statement of the Central Bank of the country.

    Loan repayment does not mean that Denmark will not remain debt — the government placed bonds denominated in kroner to cover its budget deficit and other purposes, writes the Danish newspaper Altinget.

    According to the Finance Ministry of Denmark, the first time the country received a loan in foreign currency in 1757, then the authorities have attracted half a million rigsdaler (the name of the Danish currency until 1873 — approx. "Of the tape.ru") from Amsterdam and Hamburg. The last time Denmark had no debt in foreign currency in 1834.

    In February it became known that Russia finishes the payment of foreign debts of the Soviet Union, the transfer of the last tranche intended for Bosnia and Herzegovina is expected to be implemented this summer.

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