Holders of restructured Argentine bonds took to Belgian courts against Euroclear and the Bank of New York last week over their failure to pay out Argentina’s deposit, newspaper Tiempo Argentino (*) reported, citing court documents signed by the funds’ legal counsel.
Elliott Management portfolio manager Jay Newman has revealed that the holdout hedge fund would be willing to give the Argentine government more time to negotiate following the nation's reverse in the US Supreme Court, while criticizing Economy minister Axel Kicillof for not meeting with the so-called 'vulture funds'.
Argentine Economy Minister Axel Kicillof held Monday afternoon a meeting that lasted almost four hours with the Special Master appointed by US Judge Thomas Griesa, Daniel Pollack, and requested that an injunction allowing Argentina to pay bondholders be reinstated while negotiations with holdouts developed.
China’s growth will moderate over the medium term as the economy continues to rebalance gradually. Growth is expected to slow to 7.6% in 2014, and 7.5% in 2015, from 7.7% in 2013, according to the World Bank’s China Economic Update latest edition.
The Executive Secretary of the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), Alicia Bárcena, has sided with Argentina in the holdout hedge funds litigation arguing on the need to establish an international mechanism that would allow for the resolution of conflicts of interest caused by sovereign defaults:
The FAO Food Price Index was down for a third consecutive month in June, a decline mostly influenced by lower wheat, maize and palm oil prices that reflected ample supplies and improved global production prospects for these commodities.
Latin American ambassadors to the United Nations (UN) and Uruguay's Vice-president Danilo Astori showed their support to Argentina in its dispute against holdout hedge funds. They agreed that the so-called 'vulture funds' are a risk to debtor nations and that they pose a threat to the region.
Economy minister Axel Kicillof is heading the Argentine delegation that on Monday will hold a first formal meeting in New York with Special Master, financial expert Daniel Pollack, appointed as mediator by Judge Thomas Griesa in negotiations between the sovereign country and holdout hedge funds, according to a release late Sunday from Buenos Aires.
Global economic activity should strengthen in the second half of the year and accelerate in 2015, although momentum could be weaker than expected, IMF chief Christine Lagarde said, hinting at a slight cut in the Fund's growth forecasts.
Peru's sustained macroeconomic performance has been recognized through the recently announced upgrade to A3 of its sovereign debt by Moody’s Investors Service. According to the credit rating agency, Peru' government debt was lifted two notches to A3 from Baa2, with a stable outlook for the economy.