The recent earthquake in Haiti is a disaster of epic proportions. It is a humanitarian disaster with an estimated 200,000 dead. It has also caused a catastrophic collapse in confidence in the Haitians’ ability to repay their debts. Haiti is now an insolvent sovereign, by way of natural disaster.
According to the BBC, Iceland’s president has vetoed a bank repayments bill. According to the article a quarter of the population of Iceland signed a petition to not sign the bill because they perceive the repayment to be a bailout of the failed Icelandic banks by taxpayers.
According to Forbes, Ukraine is getting the $2B remaining from its IMF loan. According to the article the loan had been on hold because of decisions in the Ukraine to increase the minimum wage (among other factors) and the decision by the IMF to give out the money was pending. Apparently the decision was made on the basis that Ukraine needed the funds in order to pay its gas bill and continue supplying Western Europe with natural gas from Russia.