S&P predicts Belize default

S&P predicts Belize default

Bonds Credit Ratings Downgrade S&P Global Debt Fixed Income Belize

S&P Global Ratings said Thursday that Belize is "virtually certain" to default on its next coupon payment this year as the COVID-19 pandemic takes money away from servicing debt. S&P downgraded Belize by three notches to CC with a negative outlook and said it is "increasingly unlikely" that Belize will make the payment on its 2034 bonds on May 20. "Despite short-term relief provided by recent amendments to the terms of the bonds, wherein quarterly interest payments due from August 20, 2

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