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  1. 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...

  2. 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,...

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  1. 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...

  2. FT Alphaville

    October 4, 2013

    Swap ye not Argentine bonds

    IT IS HEREBY… DECLARED that for the avoidance of doubt (i) the implementation of the plan to allow Exchange Bonds to be...

  3. FT Alphaville

    May 23, 2013

    Pari passu's peso problem?

    UPDATE (Friday) – Judge Griesa said he won’t comment on Citibank’s request, at least until the Second Circuit’s final ruling...

  4. beyondbrics

    April 25, 2013

    Argentina holdout saga: who has a dog in the fight?

    Hold on – or should that be hold off, please – holdouts. As the pari passu (equal footing) saga over Argentina’s defaulted...

  5. FT Alphaville

    April 15, 2013

    Cristina and the Supremes

    Fresh off the US Supreme Court’s order list on Monday: Needless to say this is not the pari passu case. The Supreme Court is...

  6. FT Alphaville

    April 3, 2013

    Les holdouts misérables

    As the pari passu saga in New York rattles towards its end… (or is it?) The contest of wills and/or highly-paid lawyers...

  7. beyondbrics

    April 1, 2013

    Market not liking that Argentina holdout offer...

    The market is not liking Argentina’s offer to holdout creditors. News that the country has offered to pay holdouts only on...

  8. March 31, 2013

    Argentina hints at payment rerouting

    Argentina has tacitly admitted it will seek to reroute payment on its US restructured debt abroad if, as is widely expected,...

  9. beyondbrics

    March 26, 2013

    Argentina: and the noose tightens

    Just three days before the deadline for Argentina to spell out its offer to holdout creditors, a US appeals court has...

  10. March 7, 2013

    US judges are jeopardising global finance

    Countries usually enter into payment default in the midst of severe economic crisis. By contrast, in Argentina’s current...

  11. March 3, 2013

    Argentina given hope in debt battle

    Argentina has greeted an order from a US appeals court for more information on its offer to holdout creditors as a glimmer...

  12. March 2, 2013

    Argentina given month to make debt offer

    A US appeals court has given Argentina almost a month to explain what kind of payment formula for holdout creditors it would...

  13. beyondbrics

    March 1, 2013

    Last chance saloon for Argentina?

    Last chance saloon for Argentina in this phase of its holdouts saga? Apparently intrigued by vague hints from Argentina’s...

  14. February 28, 2013

    Dispute revives fear of Argentina default

    A tough court hearing in New York has rekindled market fears that Argentina could be edging towards its second default in...

  15. beyondbrics

    February 27, 2013

    Argentina's holdouts: here comes the judge

    The day has arrived. The New York courtroom will be packed to the gunnels – even Argentina’s vice president and economy...

  16. February 2, 2013

    Fund steps up legal fight with Argentina

    Elliott has started legal action it hopes will help unlock funds held by Argentina’s central bank that would pay court...

  17. beyondbrics

    January 29, 2013

    Argentine pensioners: we are not vultures!

    Eva Geller’ parents, Holocaust survivors from Germany and Austria, always taught her that two things were important in life:...

  18. January 27, 2013

    Argentina has week to present debt case

    Argentina has a week to marshal arguments as it tries to convince a US court that it should not have to pay $1.33bn to...

  19. beyondbrics

    January 15, 2013

    Argentina holdouts: when an amicus curiae brief is not so amicus

    Mutual desperation makes for some unlikely – and bitchy – friendships. On Tuesday, according to Bloomberg, the US Second...

  20. December 29, 2012

    Argentina appeals against US bond ruling

    Argentina has urged a New York appeals court to reverse an order requiring it to pay $1.33bn to so-called “holdout”...

  21. beyondbrics

    December 28, 2012

    Argentina bondholders: can you spell (out) 'pari passu', please?

    So after a lull, the arguments kick off again on Friday in Argentina’s legal fight not to pay so-called “holdout” creditors,...

  22. December 28, 2012

    Bondholders add twist to Argentina debt spat

    A group of funds caught in the middle of Argentina’s latest debt saga has asked New York state’s highest court to define the...

  23. December 16, 2012

    Argentina seeks to free bond-row ship

    Argentina prepared plans to fly 98 crew to Ghana on Tuesday to sail home its flagship navy training frigate after a UN court...

  24. beyondbrics

    December 5, 2012

    Repsol sues Chevron over YPF deal

    Just when New York Judge Thomas Griesa must have been relaxing at having got Argentina’s holdout saga out of his court,...

  25. December 4, 2012

    US court rejects Argentina default payment

    A US appeals court has rejected a request from defaulted creditors led by Elliott Associates, a US fund, to require...

  26. December 4, 2012

    BNY Mellon joins Argentina spat

    Bank of New York Mellon has waded into the legal dispute between Argentina and its bondholders, underscoring the high stakes...

  27. December 1, 2012

    Argentine debt holders seek $250m in security

    Holders of Argentine debt, led by Elliott Associates, a US fund, have filed an emergency motion to a US appeals court...

  28. beyondbrics

    November 29, 2012

    Argentina: don't uncork the bubbly yet

    Phew! That’s how Wednesday’s Second Circuit Court of Appeals ruling, freezing a controversial order in favour of holdout...

  29. beyondbrics

    November 28, 2012

    Argentina vs vultures: 4 scenarios

    Argentina hopes the Second Circuit Court of Appeals could rule as early as this week on its emergency motion seeking the...

  30. November 28, 2012

    Argentina debt repayment order frozen

    A US appeals court has put on hold a New York judge’s order for Argentina to pay $1.3bn into escrow for holders of its...

  31. November 27, 2012

    Markets: An unforgiven debt

    When Cipriano Castro, a fearsomely mustachioed strongman from the Andes, seized power in Venezuela in 1899 and defaulted on...

  32. beyondbrics

    November 27, 2012

    Guest post: what Argentines really worry about

    By Federico Sturzenegger of Banco Ciudad de Buenos Aires Last week Judge Griesa ruled that Argentina should pay to a holdout...

  33. FT Alphaville

    November 27, 2012

    The (early) Lunch Wrap

    Good morning New York… ALPHAVILLE How Ozzy got his Canuck: Canada’s central bank governer Mark Carney may have played hard...

  34. November 27, 2012

    Argentina seeks halt to $1.3bn debt order

    Argentina has asked a US appeals court to reimpose a stay on payment to hedge funds that hold defaulted bonds that was...

  35. FT Alphaville

    November 27, 2012

    Stop, in the name of restructured Argentine bondholders [updated]

    Stay, actually. An emergency motion for a stay on Judge Griesa’s sweeping order in the Argentine bond holdouts case — filed...

  36. beyondbrics

    November 26, 2012

    Further reading: the beauty of default

    Monday’s moments for reflection from the BB team: why default is a useful part of the system; dissecting POCC; and Olam...

  37. FT Alphaville

    November 26, 2012

    The 6am Cut London

    Catalonia’s election delivered a big win for the separatist movement, with four parties supporting independence for the...

  38. November 25, 2012

    Argentina appeals against $1.3bn debt order

    With a December 15 deadline looming, Argentina will appeal on Monday for US judges to suspend an order for it to pay $1.3bn...

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