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Paquistão depende de empréstimos externos

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February 6, 2019 -- A China, Arábia Saudita e Emiratos Árabes Unidos estão a prestar apoio financeiro de milhares de milhões de dólares ao Paquistão com o país a queimar as suas reservas de divisas ao ritmo mais elevado da Ásia. O príncipe herdeiro saudita Mohammed bin Salman visitará o Paquistão a 14-18 de fevereiro.

Since the election of Prime Minister Imran Khan in July, the State Bank of Pakistan has received some $13.5 billion in loans or pledges from its allies. Premier Khan has been reluctant to ask the International Monetary Fund (IMF) for help again -- in 2013 Islamabad was loaned $6.7 billion by the IMF. However, the IMF has confirmed that Pakistan has asked for an emergency bailout of $8 billion to cover sovereign debt payments.

Both Fitch Ratings and Standard & Poor’s -- two of the three major global rating agencies -- have downgraded Pakistan’s long-term debt rating to “B-Negative.” The downgrade indicates a higher credit risk; therefore, it is likely to push up interest rates required from government and corporate bodies when they go to the international markets to raise borrowing.

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