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    1. FT Alphaville

      February 16, 2015

      Pari passu: the English patience

      Q. You are a foreign judge being pulled into one of the longest, biggest, stupidest sovereign debt cases in history, one...

    2. November 3, 2014

      Argentina’s debt battle arrives in London with High Court appeal

      A group of investors in Argentine debt are appealing to the UK’s High Court to unfreeze more than €200m deposited by the...

    1. September 30, 2014

      US court holds Argentina in contempt over bond payment plans

      Argentina’s holdout creditors won a symbolic victory on Monday night after a US judge found the country in contempt of court...

    2. September 25, 2014

      Argentina tries to pay debt outside US

      In its latest attempt to circumvent US courts, Argentina will seek to pay nearly $200m due on its restructured bonds by...

    3. September 22, 2014

      Argentina appeals to a higher authority in fight with creditors

      Argentina’s battle with holdout creditors is taking on ever-broader dimensions as Cristina Fernández, the president, appeals...

    4. September 3, 2014

      Global giants head for court in Argentine assets wrangle

      The so-called “sovereign debt trial of the century” between Argentina and its holdout creditors came to an end earlier this...

    5. September 2, 2014

      Holdouts give vultures a bad name

      In one corner we have Argentina, serial defaulter. In the other, we have professional “holdouts”, bondholders who refused to...

    6. August 26, 2014

      Argentina retaliates against BNY over debt payments

      Argentina retaliated against Bank of New York Mellon on Monday for refusing to make payments to bondholders in compliance...

    7. August 24, 2014

      Companies fear radical turn in Argentina

      When President Cristina Fernández confidently praised Argentina’s financial system as “one of the most solid in the world”...

    8. FT Alphaville

      August 20, 2014

      Escape from New York, pari passu edition

      “I’m a little nervous,” the President of Argentina told the nation on Tuesday night. We’ll bet. President Cristina Fernandez...

    9. July 31, 2014

      Hopes remain of deal on Argentine debt

      Argentina’s debt saga has been dragging on for more than 12 years and, with the country slipping back into default on...

    10. July 31, 2014

      Tough Judge Thomas Griesa weighs Argentina’s fate

      Before taking on Argentina’s debt exchange, Judge Thomas Poole Griesa’s most famous case involved a failed New York highway...

    11. FT Alphaville

      July 31, 2014

      Argentina, default, and the prisoner's dilemma

      That was the Argentine economy minister, Axel Kicillof, shortly before pixel time, having announced a (rejected) ‘offer’ of...

    12. 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...

    13. FT Alphaville

      July 29, 2014

      The get out of RUFO free card

      Update – Midnight UK time: Argentine press was reporting at pixel time that the country’s banks may provide collateral to...

    14. FT Alphaville

      July 29, 2014

      Rearranging the ISINs on the Titanic

      We are one day away from Argentina’s second default this century. Drama or farce? Farce. For all the confusion that was on...

    15. FT Alphaville

      July 28, 2014

      Further reading

      Elsewhere on Monday, - Benchmark blues. - The bastard love-child of snooping and high-level mathematical theory. - Judge...

    16. beyondbrics

      July 24, 2014

      And if Argentina defaults. What then?

      Who will jump first in Argentina’s game of chicken with its holdout creditors as they race towards the abyss of sovereign...

    17. FT Alphaville

      July 22, 2014

      Exorbitant privilege, meet pari passu

      With less than a fortnight until Argentina risks defaulting on its restructured debt, there will be another hearing in the...

    18. FT Alphaville

      July 22, 2014

      The RUFO persecution complex

      “Madmen in authority, who hear voices in the air,” Keynes wrote at the end of the General Theory, “are distilling their...

    19. July 7, 2014

      Creditors offer Argentina breathing room in debt restructuring dispute

      Holdout investors who rejected Argentina’s debt restructurings in the wake of its $95bn default have said they are prepared...

    20. July 3, 2014

      Argentina bond investors challenge long arm of US law

      A group of investors in Argentine bonds denominated in euros and governed by UK law is seeking to strike down a New York...

    21. beyondbrics

      July 1, 2014

      Corruption charges add to Argentina's debt woes

      It hasn’t been a good few days for Argentina’s government. First, a New York court ruled to block payments on its...

    22. June 30, 2014

      Argentina lashes out at US over ruling to block interest payments

      Argentina called a US court decision to block payments on its restructured debt a violation of international law and an...

    23. FT Alphaville

      June 30, 2014


      Dear Cleary Gottlieb (Argentina’s lawyers): good luck defending this one. From page 7 of Monday’s dead-tree FT — Argentina’s...

    24. June 29, 2014

      Argentina in default as contest with holdouts enters endgame

      Barring a last minute deal with holdout creditors, Argentina will on Monday enter technical default for the second time in...

    25. June 27, 2014

      Argentina’s payment illegal, says US district judge

      Argentina looked headed for technical default on Monday after a federal judge said the country’s attempts to meet interest...

    26. June 26, 2014

      Argentina deposits $832m to pay bonds

      Argentina has deposited $832m to meet interest payments on restructured debt by a Monday deadline in its latest attempt to...

    27. FT Alphaville

      June 26, 2014

      Your move, Argentina

      Judge Griesa has denied Argentina’s request to stay the pari passu order beyond June 30 (below). Argentina has said that...

    28. beyondbrics

      June 24, 2014

      Just imagine - an Argentina without holdouts!

      Imagine an Argentina without holdouts – “it isn’t hard to do”, as John Lennon might sing. Investors are already doing so....

    29. FT Alphaville

      June 23, 2014

      A letter to Judge Griesa

      Delivered by Cleary Gottlieb on Monday — and freshly tweeted by La Presidenta. Click to enlarge: This is after Judge Griesa...

    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 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...

    32. June 18, 2014

      Argentina serves opening gambit to avoid default

      Many years ago, when Argentina was still considered a powerful economy and was yet to cement its reputation as a serial...

    33. 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...

    34. FT Alphaville

      June 18, 2014

      They shall not pass (but let's try and reroute our bonds around them anyway)

      We cannot allow that we are prevented from honouring our commitments to 93 per cent of bondholders. We are going to initiate...

    35. FT Alphaville

      May 31, 2014

      Recalcitrant, moi? The courtroom version

      On Thursday, we reported on a memo by Cleary Gottlieb, lawyers to Argentina in sovereign debt matters. The memo suggested...

    36. beyondbrics

      March 10, 2014

      Guest post: Argentina's day in court [corrected]

      By Samuel George of the Bertelsmann Foundation On February 18 the Republic of Argentina submitted a petition to the US...

    37. November 17, 2013

      Debt holdouts put Argentina on spot

      For the last two centuries or more, creditors have often resorted to desperate measures when countries refused to pay up,...

    38. FT Alphaville

      October 16, 2013

      Stay, go, pay, pari passu

      In which, regardless of recent calls on Argentina to negotiate on an amount to pay its holdouts in the pari passu case (or...

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