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Wednesday, February 10th 2016 - 07:24 UTC

Argentina still has uphill battle with holdouts: a stay of pari-passu is next round

Recently elected President Macri has taken a more conciliatory approach to the litigant funds, because of the need to regain access to vital hard currency funding.

While investors cheered progress on last week's arduous negotiations in New York between Argentine government officials and litigant investors, the administration of president Mauricio Macri still faces an uphill battle as it works to bring other holdouts on board.

Wednesday, February 10th 2016 - 07:16 UTC

US Treasury's strong support message for Argentina's litigation with holdout funds

The statement said Lew “echoed Pollack’s strong hope that all creditors will be able to resolve their differences and reach Agreements in Principle with Argentina.”

The United States gave another sign of support for Argentina’s economic policies as US Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew spoke on the phone with Finance Minister Alfonso Prat-Gay, striking an optimistic tone regarding the settlement offer made to the holdout funds in New York.

Wednesday, February 10th 2016 - 07:10 UTC

Three letters from Macri to Ban Ki-moon; possible summit with Obama in New York

In one of the letters president Macri confirms he will be at the United Nations on 22 April for the signature of the Paris agreement on climate change.

Argentina's foreign minister Susana Malcorra met on Tuesday in New York with United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon and delivered three letters from president Mauricio Macri.

Wednesday, February 10th 2016 - 07:08 UTC

London's position on Falklands 'unchanged', says UK ambassador in Spain

“Our position regarding the (Falkland) Islands is very well known and is not going to change,” Manley said on Monday in conversation with the Spanish news agency.

The United Kingdom will not change current policy on the Falkland/Malvinas Islands, according to the UK Ambassador to Spain Simon J. Manley, confirming London's stance on the Islands sovereignty.

Wednesday, February 10th 2016 - 05:26 UTC

Meteorologists rebuke Royal Caribbean's “Anthem of the Seas” on weather report

The 168,666-ton vessel eventually confronted winds of up to 100 mph and created waves higher than 20 to 30 feet

“Royal Caribbean should have known better”. That's the word Tuesday from weather experts who closely monitored the development of the storm that rocked the line's Anthem of the Seas, on Sunday and Monday.

Wednesday, February 10th 2016 - 02:33 UTC

Falklands: Back to the future, why the 'new approach' from Argentina is completely missing the point

“We are not a commodity to be traded between two nations; we are a people, we have a home, and we have the universally-recognised human right to determine our own political future”.

By the Honourable Mike Summers, OBE (*) - Over the weekend of the 6th and 7th February, the press in Argentina reported that the Government of Argentina (GoA) was going to change its approach to its treatment of the Falkland Islands, its relationship with the United Kingdom and how it intends to “resolve the Falklands question”

Saturday, February 6th 2016 - 07:57 UTC

Pollack statement: “pleased to report that enormous progress has been made”

I have personally spoken today by telephone to President Mauricio Macri and, earlier in the day, to Minister of the Economy Alfonso Prat-Gay.

Daniel A. Pollack, Special Master presiding over settlement negotiations between the Republic of Argentina and its “holdout” Bondholders issued the following statement today (Friday, Jan 5):

Saturday, February 6th 2016 - 07:37 UTC

US unemployment drops to 4.9% in January, but hiring is slowing down

The total number of people in work – excluding the agriculture sector – increased by 151,000. Economists had predicted 190,000.

The latest report from the United States Labor Department for January showed job gains slowed more than expected as the boost to hiring from unseasonably mild weather faded last month. However unemployment dropped to 4.9% of the workforce, the lowest in almost eight years.

Saturday, February 6th 2016 - 07:00 UTC

Argentina close to a full agreement with holdouts: US$ 6.5bn offer to end the litigation

“The agreement was awesome,” Caputo said in New York. “We have had a good reception of the proposals and I feel optimistic.”

Argentina offered a $6.5 billion cash payment to creditors suing the country over defaulted bonds on Friday, seeking to end an exhausting 14-year legal battle, “the sovereign debt trial of the century”, that transformed the country into a financial markets pariah. Two out of six leading bondholders have already accepted the offer, the U.S. court-appointed mediator said, hailing the proposal by Argentina's new, business-friendly government as an “historic breakthrough”.

Saturday, February 6th 2016 - 05:36 UTC

UK will contest UN opinion on 'arbitrary detention' of Julian Assange

“We completely reject any claim that Julian Assange is a victim of arbitrary detention. The UK will formally contest the working group’s opinion”.

The United Kingdom will formally contest the opinion of the UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention that Julian Assange is a victim of arbitrary detention. From Stockholm Swedish prosecution said the UN ruling had no formal impact into an ongoing rape investigation against the WikiLeak's founder.

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