|Note 1: In 1998
guaranteed loan program sponsored by the United States government came
to an end. Reinstatement of the program in 2003 was expected and has
apparently been approved. Source: United States Government. US
Department of State. Press statement by Philip T. Reeker, Deputy
Spokesman, 23 June 2003 [online document]
(13 June 2004). EARTH's copy available on request.
|Note 2: Long debt
maturities enhance a government's ability to manage debt by providing
more opportunity to raise money as debt issues mature and new money
must be raised.
Government of Israel. Ministry of Finance. Government Debt Management
Unit. Annual Report 2002. [online
document] EARTH's copy is available on