Ecuador is planning to sell a bond worth $400 million to fund the country’s social housing project, a source familiar with the matter said on Tuesday, as the government attempts to revive its economy with investments in the construction sector.
The bond will be backed by the Inter-American Development Bank.
The country’s social housing fund offers loans at subsidized interest rates to middle-income Ecuadorians.
Ecuadorian President Lenin Moreno has struggled to stabilize the country’s fiscal deficit and comply with an IMF financing agreement, withdrawing a fuel subsidy cut in October that had sparked days of violent protests led by indigenous people.
To read the full article on Reuters, click here.