• Its foreign-exchange reserves are now four times as large as its short-term foreign debt, and it has a current-account surplus.

    ECONOMIST: Asian economies

  • By then, interest rates were beginning to fall, capital outflows were slowing and some short-term foreign debt was being repaid or restructured.

    CNN: THE LONG, HARD CLIMB BACK UP

  • That seems reasonable, since the main reason that Thailand's currency, the baht, collapsed two years ago was a high ratio of short-term foreign debt to foreign reserves.

    ECONOMIST: The IMF and East Asia

  • But reserve holdings in some emerging markets have gone way beyond levels suggested by prudential rules of thumb—enough to pay for three months of imports, say, or to cover short-term foreign-currency debt.

    ECONOMIST: Global economic imbalances

  • Short-term foreign-currency debt, combining the hazards of both, is therefore a prime concern.

    ECONOMIST: Shipbuilding

  • Two kinds of capital stand out: short-term debt, and debt denominated in foreign currency.

    ECONOMIST: Shipbuilding

  • When the crisis broke out in Thailand two years ago, the Philippine banks were well capitalized, corporate debt levels were low by Asian standards and, unlike Thailand's or South Korea's, little of the country's foreign debt was of short-term maturity.

    FORBES: The Ronald Reagan of the Pacific

  • The International Monetary Fund has expedited the delivery of relief funds and foreign bankers have rolled over short-term debt.

    BBC: South Korea: economic reforms run into difficulty

  • And since Schiff sees the dollar continuing to wilt, foreign debt is more than a wise short-term strategy.

    FORBES: The Global Test

  • Restructuring foreign debt offers another way to stabilise exchange rates, because demand for dollars to repay short-term foreign loans is a big reason for the relentless downward pressure on the currencies.

    ECONOMIST: East Asia

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