阿根廷的主权债券困局

发自华盛顿特区——主权债务最近又占据了新闻头条,而这次是因为美国最高法院关于阿根廷债务问题的一项判决。在此判决之后,这件本已凌乱的事件将变得更为复杂。

在几个世纪以来,主权债务一直是国际金融体系统的重要特征。国王们经常向别国借债以支付战争以其他各项支出。但有时候当他们无法还债的时候,就会出现主权违约。

如今,主权国家往往都由民选政府执掌,但它们依然会去借债。同时也不时发现自己处于无力继续用新债补旧债的状况之下,只得向外界求援以继续承担自身的偿付责任。

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