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NML Capital Ltd, a creditor suing Argentina in the U.S. courts for full payment on defaulted debt, subpoenaed 18 banks last week in an effort to track down 65 million dollars in what it says is embezzled Argentine money laundered through the United States.
Uruguay's main opposition candidate for October's contested presidential election was the victim of a Watergate break-in crime at the offices of the agency which is running his surprisingly successful campaign.
The Bank of England has held UK interest rates at a record low of 0.5% for another month. The size of the Bank's economic stimulus program - quantitative easing - was also unchanged at £375bn.
The European Central Bank cut interest rates to new record lows on Thursday, unexpectedly lowering borrowing costs to try to lift inflation from rock-bottom levels (deflation) and support the stagnating euro zone economy. The ECB cut its main refinancing rate to 0.05% from 0.15%.
A former chairman of Argentina's central bank board, Aldo Pignanelli considered neighboring Uruguay could be a “trustworthy” option for Argentina to issue sovereign bonds and pay creditors. Uruguay has an outstanding international reputations regarding abiding by contracts and ensuring legal security, added the Argentine banker.
One of the world’s legendary investors is upping his bet on Argentina’s shale oil and gas industry in a show of confidence for shale production in South America’s largest unconventional prize —and a big boost for both super-majors and smaller players making big waves in the heart of new discovery areas.
US ambassador in Montevideo, Julissa Reynoso said that Washington does not impose a date for the transfer and arrival of the Guantanamo prison detainees to be accepted by Uruguay, but admitted that the ideal would be for this to happen before the end of President Jose Mujica's mandate next March first.
The US judge overseeing litigation by Argentina and creditors who did not participate in the country's past debt restructurings scheduled a hearing to assess whether Citigroup Inc (C.N) should be forced to comply with a subpoena.
The US economy rebounded more strongly than initially thought in the second quarter and details of a report on Thursday pointed to sustainable underlying strength. GDP expanded at 4.2% annual rate instead of the previously reported 4.0% pace, the Commerce Department said, reflecting upward revisions to business spending and exports.
As it did in Nevada and California, a unit of billionaire Paul Singer's Elliott Management, which is Argentina's main holdout creditor, is extending its legal fight with the country to China. NML Capital served subpoenas this week to Bank of China (BOC) and Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC) in an effort to obtain information on 6.8bn dollars in financing for deals signed by the two countries in July.