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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.
Following on Tuesday's audience with Judge Thomas Griesa, NML Capital the leading speculative fund litigating with Argentina, issued a release saying “it is willing to hold a meeting with 'Special Master' Daniel Pollack and Argentina to solve the dispute”.
A US judge has scheduled a hearing for Friday after hedge funds suing to collect on defaulted debt issued by Argentina complained about the country's plans to make a payment to creditors who participated in its past restructurings.
Argentina on Sunday took its battle against paying hedge fund investors in its defaulted bonds to the US media, placing adverts in major newspapers demanding US courts help foster fair and balanced negotiations.
After a day of fury and discussions with cabinet members, advisors and experts, Argentine president Cristina Fernandez will be sending a government delegation to New York to meet Judge Thomas Griesa and the hedge funds holdouts' solicitors and begin, hopefully, a round of negotiations to reach a settlement on the bonds litigation.
Argentina will pay 92% of restructured bonds, hopefully 100% of debt, but will not accept extortions
President Cristina Fernandez pledged on national television late Monday that Argentina will abide and honor its debts, the 92% of those who trusted in the country and hopefully the 100% of creditors, but will not accept 'extortions'.
New York judge Thomas Griesa rejected last week a request by hedge fund investor Paul Singer to chide Argentina over its apparent “best option” plan to default on all its debt should it lose its last-chance appeal later this week before the US Supreme Court.
Argentina's lawyers tried on Friday to assure a US federal judge that it would not evade orders to pay 1.33 billion dollars to bondholders who refused to accept its debt-restructuring offers, if the US Supreme Court (on 12 June) declines the case.
Holders of Argentine sovereign debt this week asked the U.S. Supreme Court not to hear that country's appeal of lower court decisions ordering it to pay them 1.33 billion dollars in a case Argentine officials warn could force it to default on its sovereign debt.
Elliot Management Hedge Fund claimed on Tuesday that President Cristina Fernández administration refuses to negotiate a solution over Argentine debt in default, stating that they would prefer to seek a solution with the head of state's successor in 2015.