The 2nd US Circuit Court of Appeals in New York refused on Monday to force Bank of New York Mellon Corp to turn over to holders of defaulted Argentine bonds any of the $539 million the country deposited in 2014 to pay creditors who participated in its past restructurings.
The government of President Cristina Fernandez awaits Judge Griesa's decision after the request to issue a stay on the ruling that orders Argentina to pay all the bondholders at the same time, Argentine Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich said in his daily press briefing at Government House on Tuesday.
Standard & Poor's cut its rating of Argentina's long-term foreign currency debt rating to CCC- from CCC+ with a “negative” outlook. A CCC rating is defined as “currently vulnerable and dependent on favorable business, financial and economic conditions to meet financial commitments,” according to S&P.
US Secretary of State, John Kerry has rejected the possibility that the Barack Obama administration would side with Argentina in the long-standing dispute with hedge funds over the defaulted bonds from the 2001/2 meltdown. Still the US official praised what he considered some “positive steps” by the Cristina Fernandez government.
The US Supreme Court has asked President Barack Obama's administration for its views of a ruling that unfroze 105 million dollars of Argentina's central bank deposits in a setback for two US investment funds that sought to seize the money to satisfy their claims from Argentina’s debt default a decade ago.