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LatinNews Daily - 23 August 2021

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In brief: Honduras’s foreign debt inches up

* Honduras’s central bank (BCH) has released new figures which show that foreign debt (public and private) totalled US$11bn as of June 2021. This is up from the US$10.98bn registered at the end of 2020. Of the total foreign debt as of June 2021, 82.1% corresponds to the public sector and 17.9% to the private sector. According to the BCH, 65.9% of the public foreign debt was contracted with multilateral organisations, 21.5% with commercial institutions (financial institutions and providers), and the remaining 12.6% with bilateral organisations.