Pay Debt or Feed People Is Hungry Nations’ Impossible Choice

By Anchalee Worrachate, Lilian Karunungan, Selcuk Gokoluk

29 May 2022 · 4 min read

After Sri Lanka defaulted on its debt, Jack McIntyre, a portfolio manager at Brandywine Global Investment Management, started watching rice and grain prices more closely.

For a swath of the markets he's tracking, global food shortages are presenting governments with a stark choice -- pay their debts or feed their people.

Sign in to informed

  • Curated articles from premium publishers, ad-free
  • Concise Daily Briefs with quick-read summaries
  • Read, listen, save for later, or enjoy offline
  • Enjoy personalized content