BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) – Argentine President Cristina Fernandez’s unflinching poker face in the battle against “holdout” investors suing the country is increasing the odds that her government will default for a second time in 12 years at the end of this month.
She has refused to budge from her stance that Argentina cannot pay out in full to the holdout hedge funds, which snapped up bonds on the cheap after its $100 billion default in 2002. That is despite indirect talks aimed at cutting a deal.
BUENOS AIRES/NEW YORK (Reuters) – A lead holdout investor in Argentina’s debt row said on Friday the South American country seemed determined to default, after market gossip of a possible breakthrough sent Argentine bonds higher.
NML Capital Ltd, a unit of Elliott Management Corp suing for full repayment on its bondholdings, said Argentine officials refused to meet or negotiate ahead of a July 30 deadline.
BUENOS AIRES, July 18 (Reuters) – Argentine
dollar-denominated bonds rallied on Friday in
over-the-counter trading on market chatter that “holdout”
investors suing for the full payment of bonds were open to the
idea of reinstating a court stay.
Recession-hit Argentina has until July 30 to settle with the
New York-based hedge funds or face another painful debt default
that would prolong its banishment from international capital
markets and pile more pressure on an ailing currency.
BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) – Argentina is running out of time to broker a deal with “holdout” bondholder investors and stave off another painful debt default, lobbyists acting for the New York hedge funds suing the country said in a media ad on Wednesday.
Latin America’s No. 3 economy has just two weeks to cut a deal with the holdouts, but a government source told Reuters on Tuesday there would be no face-to-face talks with a court-appointed mediator this week, raising questions over Argentina’s commitment to reaching an agreement.