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東京大学公共政策大学院 | GraSPP / Graduate School of Public Policy | The university of Tokyo

Professor Toshiro Nishizawa’s views on Laos quoted by the Financial Times September 4, 2020

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Professor Toshiro Nishizawa’s views on Laos was quoted by the Financial Times, September 3, 2020.

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Toshiro Nishizawa, a professor at the University of Tokyo’s Graduate School of Public Policy and a member of a fiscal policy team advising Laos, warned of the risk of a “national economic emergency” in the wake of Covid-19.

“A risk of sovereign default is a potential threat to the fiscal operations for Laos, with a resulting hardship to ordinary people in Laos,” said Prof Nishizawa

“External debt services are large enough to add pressure on scarce foreign exchange reserves in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic.”

https://www.ft.com/content/dc3f5981-4fd9-4e3a-9824-5b9ddf70735e?shareType=nongift