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    1. 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...

    2. 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...

    1. 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...

    2. 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...

    3. 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...

    4. 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...

    5. 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,...

    6. 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...

    7. 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,...

    8. 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...

    9. 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...

    10. 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...

    11. 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,...

    12. 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...

    13. 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...

    14. 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...

    15. 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...

    16. 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...

    17. 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...

    18. 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...

    19. 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)...

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. FT Alphaville

      July 28, 2014

      Further reading

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

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. 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...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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 —...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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