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    1. FT Alphaville

      August 9, 2016

      Cryonics coming to a sovereign debt restructuring near you soon?

      The decade-long legal war between Argentina and a bunch of US hedge funds led by Elliott Management ended in a...

    2. June 7, 2016

      Sovereign debt: Curing defaults

      At 8:13am in New York on April 22, about $2.4bn ticked into the bank account of Elliott Management, a fearsome hedge...

    1. April 22, 2016

      Argentina puts an end to long holdouts saga

      Argentina paid its “holdout” creditors $9.3bn on Friday, putting an end to what was dubbed “the trial of the century”...

    2. Fast FT

      April 22, 2016

      Argentina repays holdouts, says ciao to default

      Chau default. Argentina paid its “holdout” creditors $9.3bn on Friday, putting an end to what was dubbed “the trial of...

    3. March 31, 2016

      Argentina’s deal with the holdouts is a mixed blessing

      The Argentine government obtained an overwhelming victory in the early hours of Thursday, when senators approved the...

    4. March 1, 2016

      The end of the Argentine debt impasse is in sight

      A final deal between Argentina and its holdout creditors has been so long in coming that its arrival is almost hard to...

    5. March 1, 2016

      Debt deal battle begins in Argentina

      Argentina’s president urged the opposition-led congress to approve a deal to pay holdout creditors that could end the...

    6. FT Alphaville

      February 29, 2016

      It's been emotional

      It gives me greatest pleasure to announce that the 15-year pitched battle between the Republic of Argentina and...

    7. FT Alphaville

      February 23, 2016

      Guest post: The emotional pari passu rollercoaster

      By Rodrigo Olivares-Caminal, Professor in Banking and Finance Law at Queen Mary University of London and an expert and...

    8. February 21, 2016

      Argentina in conditional victory against ‘holdout’ hedge funds

      After winning a victory in its decade-long battle with a group of US hedge funds in a New York court, attention now...

    9. February 18, 2016

      ‘Holdout’ hedge funds reject Argentine debt offer

      A group of US hedge funds roundly rejected Argentina’s attempt to remove a financial blockade that is preventing its...

    10. February 17, 2016

      Tables turned in Argentine holdouts saga

      There is confidence in Buenos Aires that the tables are turning in its quest to regain access to international capital...

    11. FT Alphaville

      February 12, 2016

      Guest post: Argentina's debt offer -- don't pop the champagne just yet

      Charles Blitzer, an economist, former senior IMF staffer, and expert on sovereign debt management and restructuring,...

    12. February 12, 2016

      ‘Holdout’ slams Argentine debt offer to end financial blockade

      One of Argentina’s hedge fund nemeses has slammed the country’s attempts to put an end to a financial blockade, which...

    13. January 13, 2016

      Argentina resurrects talks with holdout creditors

      A new chapter begins today in Argentina’s decade-long legal dispute with a group of US hedge funds that the recently...

    14. beyondbrics

      December 14, 2015

      Is Argentina's debt saga nearing its end? Not so fast

      Investors seem to think that President Mauricio Macri will soon resolve Argentina’s long-standing debt crisis. Yet the...

    15. FT Alphaville

      October 23, 2015

      An Argentine bond breakthrough, via Belgium?

      Does Judge Thomas P. Griesa wish he’d never heard the words “Argentine bonds”? Reverberations from his decision to side...

    16. July 5, 2015

      Deutsche Bank in legal wrangle over Argentine bond issue

      Hedge funds are pursuing Deutsche Bank over its role in a bond issue by Argentina as the country’s smouldering dispute...

    17. March 30, 2015

      Argentina in last-ditch manoeuvre to pay bondholders

      Argentina is struggling in last-ditch efforts to use the byzantine global payments system to distribute money to...

    18. beyondbrics

      March 27, 2015

      Guest post: Argentina is in checkmate and must negotiate a way out

      By Arturo Porzecanski of American University Recent moves, countermoves and judicial decisions have brought the...

    19. FT Alphaville

      March 23, 2015

      An Argentine bond reprieve -- or is it?

      Could there finally be a limit to just how far around the world the pari passu saga goes? No. But for a longer answer,...

    20. March 12, 2015

      Citi blocked on Argentine bond payment

      The legal feud between Argentina and a group of New York-based hedge funds that has prevented the government from...

    21. 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,...

    22. 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...

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. 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,...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. 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...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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)...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. FT Alphaville

      July 28, 2014

      Further reading

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

    38. 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...

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