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.
Russia intends to take any further action to recover the amount of money which Ukraine owes for undertaken obligations. This statement was made by Finance Minister Anton Siluanov, commenting on the decision of the High court of London in the case of Ukraine's debt to Russia on Eurobonds for $ 3 billion.
Kiev respects the decision of the High court of London, a debt dispute with Moscow, reported the Ministry of Finance. "The English court did not support the position of Ukraine concerning the so-called Russian debt, but allowed the appeal", — is told in the statement of the Ukrainian Ministry of Finance.
The decision of the High court of London shall be final and binding Ukraine to pay Russia the debt on Eurobonds for three billion dollars, according to the Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation. "Any additional hearings on this matter in the High Court of London not expected", — noted in the Ministry.
In the USA the employee of the state Department is accused of making false statements to the FBI about interaction with a foreign intelligence agent. According to authorities, 60-year-old Candace Mary Claiborne who have access to classified information not reported on their contacts with Chinese intelligence, which gave her and her family members gifts and benefits.
Russians Vladimir Morozov and Evgenia Tarasova and take third place in the short program at the world figure skating Championships in Helsinki. The pair scored 79,37 points. The first place belongs to the representatives of China sui Wenjing and Han Cong, the assets of which 81.23 points.
"Barcelona" will offer Argentine striker Lionel Messi a contract under which he will receive 35 million euros per season. According to Spanish publication Marca, both parties are interested in the extension of the agreement, the validity of which ends in the summer of 2018.