Economy

Economy
Tuesday, October 7th 2014 - 22:19 UTC

Despite record shrimp season, Argentine seafood landings drop 7.3%

Shrimp landing reached 80.362.9, which is 27.6% higher compared to the same 2013 period: 62,937.2 tons.

Seafood landings in Argentine sea ports between January first and 30 September totaled 584,835.1 tons of seafood resources, 7.3% less that the same period a year ago, 630,393 tons.

Tuesday, October 7th 2014 - 06:04 UTC

IMF urges changes in sovereign bonds' contracts, following Argentina's case

The IMF report said that the standard “pari passu” or “equal treatment” clause in Argentine bond contracts permitted holdouts to make their claim for 100%.

The International Monetary Fund on Monday urged changes in sovereign bond contracts as Argentina remained mired in a US court battle with holdouts or “vulture funds” years after its massive debt restructuring.

Tuesday, October 7th 2014 - 05:56 UTC

Brazilian markets clearly support challenger Neves: Bovespa up 4.7%

Neves also was quick in announcing his Finance minister in case of victory, Arminio Fraga, a much respected banker

The Sao Paulo stock exchange soared 4.7% on Monday with the Bovespa index reaching 57.115 points following Sunday's presidential election when no candidate managed 50% of ballots, opening the way for a runoff between pro-business Aecio Neves and president Dilma Rousseff.

Tuesday, October 7th 2014 - 05:46 UTC

“Blue” dollar in Argentina further plummets as market waits for new rules

With the latest changes in the Central bank, Economy minister Axel Kicillof has become the most powerful official of the Cristina Fernandez administration

The US 'blue' or informal dollar plunged 35 cents at the end of trading on Monday in Argentina to 14.95 Pesos after dropping another 20 cents last Friday, amid uncertainty about the new Central bank authorities policies and what is anticipated will be tighter controls on 'illegal' trading.

Tuesday, October 7th 2014 - 00:53 UTC

Holdouts insist they want to negotiate with Argentina a solution to bonds dispute

“The interest of my client is to negotiate a solution to the dispute with Argentina”, said Cohen in New York

Lawyer Robert Cohen representing NML, the main holdout fund in litigation with Argentina, insisted that his client is prepared and willing “to negotiate” but also questioned the government of President Cristina Fernandez attitude during the court hearings in New York over the restructured debt.

Tuesday, October 7th 2014 - 00:43 UTC

Griesa orders Argentina to reinstate BoNY as trustee for bondholders' payments

“The Republic of Argentina will need to reverse entirely the steps which it has taken constituting the contempt of court”, underlined Griesa

US Judge Thomas Griesa has ordered Argentina to reinstate the Bank of New York Mellon (BoNY) as trustee for bondholders payments and “reverse the steps taken” with the approval of the so-called Sovereign Payment law that replaced it with the country's Nacion Fideicomisos.

Monday, October 6th 2014 - 11:45 UTC

Euro zone, an economy struggling against multiple headwinds

UK Chancellor Osborne said the weakness in the Euro zone was “probably the greatest immediate economic risk” to the UK.

A survey measuring business activity in the Euro zone shows the economy remains “stuck in a rut”, according to the company behind the report. The Euro zone purchasing managers index (PMI) fell to 52 in September, down from an initial estimate of 52.3.

Monday, October 6th 2014 - 07:33 UTC

Italian holdouts, following on Paul Singer, present demand against Argentina

More than 200 Italian holdout bondholders and one another that lives in the Bahamas are represented by the well-known law firm Duane Morries

Italian bondholders filed a complaint order to United States District Judge Thomas Griesa asking to be given the same benefits as Aurelius Management and NML Management, the “holdouts” that were authorized by Griesa to be paid the full debt Argentina has with them.

Monday, October 6th 2014 - 07:19 UTC

Falklands' offshore Scotia well not viable: Noble Energy will take 75m write down

 The well was drilled by the Leiv Eiriksson owned by Norway’s Ocean Rig.

Houston-based Noble Energy will take a 75 million write down for exploration costs after determining that its offshore Scotia well in the Falkland Islands is not commercially viable. The well was drilled in 2012 using 2D seismic interpretation but was deemed non-commercial following analysis of 3D seismic data.

Monday, October 6th 2014 - 07:07 UTC

EU and US advance in trade talks but high barriers remain

The chief US negotiator Dan Mullaney said the ultimate goal is to “create opportunities for job creating trade and investment”.

Officials from the United States and the European Union say they have made progress as they seek to sweep away trade barriers. Teams from the two sides have held a week of discussions in Chevy Chase, Maryland. If successful an agreement would create the world's biggest free trade zone.

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