June 28, 2018 / 9:26 PM / 4 months ago

Chad, Glencore finalize restructuring of oil-backed loan

FILE PHOTO: The logo of commodities trader Glencore is pictured in front of the company's headquarters in Baar, Switzerland, July 18, 2017. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann/File Photo

DAKAR (Reuters) - Chad and Glencore have signed a final agreement to restructure an oil-backed loan of more than $1 billion, the government of the West African country said in a statement on Thursday.

The deal, which was first struck in February, extends the maturity of the loan from 2022 to 2030, reduces the interest rate and adds a two-year grace period on principal payments.

Reporting by Bate Felix; Writing by Aaron Ross; Editing by Leslie Adler

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