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Repsol shares plunge 32.7% in Wall Street after three days of trading suspension

Wednesday, April 18th 2012 - 22:49 UTC
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In Buenos Aires they plummeted 28.7% In Buenos Aires they plummeted 28.7%

Shares of Argentina’s biggest energy company Repsol-YPF plunged 32.7% on Wednesday in Wall Street after transactions resumed following three days of suspension.

In Buenos Aires, YPF stocks plummet by 28.7% while in Spain, Repsol YPF shares fell by 5.7%.

YPF shares plunged this week after president Cristina Fernández announced last Monday the government was sending to the Congress a draft bill allowing the administration to expropriate 51% of the 57.43% share-package belonging to Repsol.
Repsol YPF shares sank 6.2% on Tuesday in Madrid, to 16.34 Euros each and losing 1.3 billion Euros.

Also affected was construction firm Sacyr Vallehermoso, which owns 10% of the oil giant, finishing down 5.9%.

Repsol’s CEO Antonio Brufau has accused Argentina of mounting a concerted effort to drive down the value of its Argentine division to expropriate it at a “bargain” price.

Brufau says the firm will mount a legal fight against the nationalization bid. Spain’s government is also defending Repsol amid deteriorating relations with Argentina.

Brufau says YPF is worth 18.3 billion dollars, and he valued Repsol’s stake at 10.5 billion dollars.


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  • briton

    Who’s next on her hit list?
    She cares nowt for them, but gets the pleasure of seeing the damage she can cause, to others,
    Is she powerful, or are we just complacent ??

    Apr 18th, 2012 - 11:15 pm 0
  • British_Kirchnerist

    #1 Wow thats a lot of S&M fantasy going on there. I suppose you have to answer for yourself the painful question “but how can such a beautiful woman be such an evil bitch”. For me its simpler, I see her outer beauty reflecting the inner beauty of a true fighter for the people and their leftist cause

    Apr 18th, 2012 - 11:51 pm 0
  • KFC de Pollo

    @2 you are the funniest troll.

    Apr 19th, 2012 - 02:13 am 0
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