18.01.2012 - Kazakh BTA creditors forming committee after bond default
An ad hoc group of creditors holding Eurobonds issued by Kazakhstan's BTA Bank said on Tuesday they would appoint a formal committee after the bank missed a 10-day grace period to pay $160 million in bond coupons and fell into official default. The default on the bank's $2 billion 2018 Eurobond comes just 18 months after a first round of restructuring cut the bank's debt by two-thirds. Investors are enraged as they contend that BTA, owned by Kazakhstan's $78 billion sovereign wealth fund, has enough money to pay debt...............................................Full Article: Source
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