Ecuador has negotiated a one-year grace period on a credit line from China Development Bank (CDB) that will allow the South American nation to delay $417 million in payments, the finance minister said on Wednesday.
“We’ve obtained relief … in the capital payment of a tranche of debt with China, with CDB specifically, that will give us relief for one year of $417 million,” Richard Martinez said in a virtual news conference.
Ecuador owes China Development Bank $2.3 billion, which is spread across five credit lines. It owes a total of $5.3 billion to different Chinese state institutions.
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