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    Guest post: holdout creditors to look overseas for solution to the Argentine problem?

    By Mark Stefanini of Mayer Brown While global markets watched the clock tick down on Argentina’s default this week, the...

  2. July 31, 2014

    Key dates in 400-year history between US and Africa

    It is in recognition of the changing times that the White House has invited 50 African heads of state, alongside hundreds of...

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  1. July 30, 2014

    Q&A: Argentina on the brink of default

    Argentina will default by the end of Wednesday unless it makes a $539m interest payment on its performing bonds. The...

  2. July 28, 2014

    Argentine debt ‘holdout’ deal back on table

    A group of Argentina’s creditors that accepted restructured debt after a 2001 default have offered to waive a clause in...

  3. FT Alphaville

    July 25, 2014

    Dealmaking from an Indian jail apparently not so easy

    Sahara’s incarcerated “managing worker” Subrata Roy — who is in a scrap with regulators over $4bn worth of convertible bonds...

  4. FT Alphaville

    July 24, 2014

    Putting a floor under the Grosvenor in India

    Some numbers to understand the Sahara group, India’s hotel-to-banks conglomerate: Rs 10,000 crore (roughly $1.6bn): the...

  5. FT Alphaville

    July 23, 2014

    The 6am London Cut

    Markets: Asia-Pacific equities climbed to fresh six-year highs as investors continued to place geopolitical concerns on the...

  6. July 16, 2014

    UK government loses BT pensions case

    The government will remain on the hook to guarantee the payment of BT’s vast pension scheme, covering hundreds of thousands...

  7. July 10, 2014

    Argentina looks to China and Russia for support

    After Argentina’s defeat in the US courts in its decade-long dispute with hedge funds, President Cristina Fernández will...

  8. July 10, 2014

    Vodafone reaffirms India tax row strategy after Modi setback

    Vodafone, the UK-based telecoms company, says it will push ahead with international arbitration of its tax dispute with...

  9. FT Alphaville

    July 1, 2014

    The 6am London Cut

    Camp Alphaville reminder: It’s on Wednesday (Details here) There’s now a comedian on the programme as well. Markets: Markets...

  10. FT Tech Hub

    June 30, 2014

    Google to face US wiretapping claims in StreetView case

    The US supreme court has rejected Google’s bid to limit the legal fall-out from the StreetView spying case. In the process,...

  11. FT Photo Diary

    June 30, 2014

    Bible basher

    Jonathan Ernst/Reuters A protester dressed as a copy of the Bible joins groups demonstrating outside the US Supreme Court in...

  12. June 30, 2014

    US Supreme Court rebuffs Madoff trustee

    The US Supreme Court has sheltered HSBC, UniCredit and UBS from facing more than $10bn in legal claims stemming from the...

  13. June 30, 2014

    US Supreme Court grants religious opt-out on contraception cover

    The US Supreme Court has sided with religious freedom advocates and dealt a blow to the Obama administration by ruling that...

  14. June 30, 2014

    Aereo: think local

    Forget CBS, Disney and Fox. The parties most desperate for a victory in last week’s Supreme Court decision about television...

  15. June 27, 2014

    Delusions and dangers in demands for the right to die

    Eighty-nine per cent of the French favour a right to “die with dignity”, a BVA poll found this week. The subject has been on...

  16. June 27, 2014

    BP fights for spill compensation repayment

    BP has launched legal action against “a vast number” of businesses that it claims were wrongly awarded hundreds of millions...

  17. beyondbrics

    June 26, 2014

    Argentina's holdout saga: pacta sunt servanda

    The most casual followers of the Argentine debt saga will be familiar with the Latin term pari passu, or “equal footing” –...

  18. June 26, 2014

    Aereo could have saved the airwaves from the broadcasters’ ransom

    Aereo, one of the most quixotically improbable technology companies to come along in many years, is on its last legs. It...

  19. FT Alphaville

    June 26, 2014

    Why the vultures aren't the big problem

    Or, why the pari passu saga’s legacy won’t be to make holdouts all-powerful in sovereign debt, a worry expressed by Martin...

  20. June 25, 2014

    Q&A: what exactly is Aereo?

    On Wednesday the US Supreme Court ruled that online TV service Aereo was illegal, in a landmark decision that dissenting...

  21. June 25, 2014

    Supreme Court enshrines privacy of smartphones

    US police must obtain a warrant to search a suspect’s smartphone after the Supreme Court ruled on Wednesday that...

  22. June 25, 2014

    US refiners hit by Pioneer’s export move

    US oil refiners fell by their greatest rate in more than two and a half years after a Texas company was given permission to...

  23. June 25, 2014

    Supreme Court rules Aereo is illegal

    US television networks including CBS and Fox saw off a serious challenge to their business models on Wednesday when the...

  24. FT Alphaville

    June 25, 2014

    Further reading

    Elsewhere on Wednesday, - The war dividend. - If Minsky was around today. - Bailing out banks is not a lucrative business. -...

  25. June 24, 2014

    Common sense on climate change

    Hank Paulson has more direct experience of failure in financial risk management than any other person on the planet. As the...

  26. June 23, 2014

    Supreme Court limits shareholder lawsuits

    The US Supreme Court on Monday declined to overturn a landmark decision that permitted certain class action investor...

  27. June 23, 2014

    Supreme Court backs US carbon curbs

    The US Supreme Court has affirmed the US environmental regulator’s authority to control greenhouse gas emissions from power...

  28. beyondbrics

    June 23, 2014

    Guest post: implications of the US Supreme Court ruling on Argentina

    By José Antonio Ocampo of Columbia University The US Supreme Court decision not to review the prior findings of New York...

  29. FT Alphaville

    June 23, 2014

    Pari passu: CDS interlude

    Hat-tip to Joe Rennison at Risk.net, and Bloomberg — a mystery “CDS Holder” has asked Isda’s determinations committee to...

  30. FT Alphaville

    June 21, 2014

    There goes the "no pasaran" plan

    Here’s the order which Judge Thomas Griesa made late on Friday, forbidding Argentina from swapping its restructured...

  31. June 20, 2014

    Fernández will ‘negotiate’ with holdouts

    Cristina Fernández, Argentina’s president, on Friday said she was willing to negotiate with holdout bondholders and intended...

  32. June 20, 2014

    Psychology: IQ tests – a matter of life or death?

    A few dropped marks in an IQ test is no big deal – unless you’re on Death Row. US federal law bans the death penalty for the...

  33. June 20, 2014

    Argentina sovereign bond default case shifts power to creditors

    In the early stages of Argentina’s second debt restructuring in 2009, Amado Boudou, then economy minister, said that the...

  34. June 19, 2014

    Argentina’s fight with creditors fails to spoil investor appetite

    Argentina stands on the brink of default, engaged in one of the ugliest fights ever witnessed between a country and its...

  35. June 19, 2014

    Software patents survive US Supreme Court test

    The US Supreme Court issued a narrowly drawn verdict in a closely watched patent case on Thursday, putting an end to fears...

  36. June 19, 2014

    Six banks sued over trustee roles

    A group of big investors including Blackrock and Pimco are suing six different banks including Deutsche Bank and HSBC for...

  37. June 18, 2014

    BNY Mellon stuck in global debt saga

    This week’s decision from the Supreme Court means that Bank of New York Mellon, the trustee for the disputed Argentine...

  38. June 18, 2014

    Argentina changes tack by agreeing to meet ‘vulture’ funds

    Argentina has made a key concession in its long-running dispute with a group of so-called holdout creditors after agreeing...

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