In a country where the exchange rate between the local currency and the US dollar varies from one counter to the other and hinges on the type of operation involved beyond the exchange, Argentina's official rate against Friday pierced for the first time the symbolic AR$ 200 / US$ 1 threshold at private banks, closing at AR$ 191.25 (purchase) / AR$ 199.25 (sale) at the Banco Nación.
Argentina's state-run Banco Nación President Javier González Fraga admitted borrowing from abroad is a possibility to face the current liquidity shortage, it was reported.
Maria Delfina Rossi, the daughter of Argentina's Defense Minister Agustin Rossi, has been appointed to head the Banco Nacion following a resolution signed by President Cristina Fernandez.
US Judge Thomas Griesa has ordered Argentina to reinstate the Bank of New York Mellon (BoNY) as trustee for bondholders payments and “reverse the steps taken” with the approval of the so-called Sovereign Payment law that replaced it with the country's Nacion Fideicomisos.
Argentine Central Bank President Juan Carlos Fabrega resigned Wednesday after an alleged disagreement with President Cristina Fernandez over how to keep a lid on the black market exchange rate ('blue' dollar) that hit a record 16 pesos per dollar last week.
Billionaire Paul Singer, founder and CEO of hedge fund Elliott Management Corporation has picked up some major political muscle to press his case in the long-running debt battle with Argentina, reports the New York Post.
Argentina's Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich confirmed that the country's Office of the Superintendent of Financial and Exchange Institutions has revoked the authorization for the bank of New York Mellon to operate in Argentina.