Global Summits Organizer IRN and Grupo BG de Eventos will be launching the inaugural Uruguay Oil & Gas 2014 Summit which will take place on 17th-18th November in the capital of Uruguay, Montevideo. This Summit follows the announcement of the third oil bidding round, the Ronda Uruguay III.
Brazil will propose next Tuesday, in Caracas, during the Mercosur summit that the group and the Pacific Alliance reach an agreement on free trade by the end of the year, according to official sources from Itamaraty.
NML Capital Ltd, one of the lead holdout creditors in Argentina's sovereign bond dispute said on Thursday the Argentine government refused to negotiate through a mediator and was all but preparing to default on already restructured debt.
Daniel A. Pollack, the Special Master appointed by Judge Thomas P. Griesa to conduct and preside over settlement negotiations between Argentina and the holdouts from speculative funds said that Thursday's meeting had failed and announced a new audience for Friday at 10:00 in the morning in New York.
The following piece was written by Floyd Norris, financial analyst from The New York Times and refers to the complicated process that has emerged from the ongoing battle between Argentina and the holdouts demanding full payment of sovereign bonds, plus accrued interests.
After failing to reach an agreement during Thursday's meeting with court-appointed mediator Daniel Pollack, Argentina reiterated that there could be no negotiations with speculative funds or 'vulture funds' until judge Thomas Griesa provides some insurance against possible liabilities related to the 'Rights upon Future Offers' (RUFO) clause.
Brazil's central bank indicated on Thursday it is unlikely to cut interest rates any time soon and instead is focused on curbing resistant high inflation even as the economy flirts with recession. In the minutes of its last policy meeting, the bank stressed that interest rates at current levels should help ease inflation in coming years.
Argentine debt holdout investor Mark Brodsky, chairman of Aurelius Capital Management, said his group will not ask US Judge Thomas Griesa to suspend his payment order, after a story in Argentina's La Nacion newspaper on Thursday suggested that Paul Singer’s NML Capital Ltd could ask Griesa to reinstate the stay of injunction as requested by Argentina.
In a defiant speech President Cristina Fernández reiterated on Wednesday that Argentina will not fall into default and warned that they will have to invent a new word to explain how a country has paid its debt and someone blocked it.
Chinese President Xi Jinping ended on Wednesday an eight-day trip through Latin America with a visit to eastern Cuba, where both the island's independence struggle against Spain and Fidel Castro's revolution began.