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  • BUENOS AIRES, Aug 13- Argentina came out swinging on Wednesday against the U.S. judge overseeing its debt default case, defying a threatened contempt order and dashing market hopes it might soon restart talks with the hedge funds suing the country.

  • U.S. District Court Judge Thomas Griesa, who has presided over the long-running legal battle, said in New York on Friday he would issue a contempt order unless Argentina stopped claiming it had met its obligations and was not in default.

  • NEW YORK, Aug 12- International banks are struggling to reach a deal to buy a chunk of Argentine sovereign debt held by New York hedge funds suing the country, dampening market hopes for a swift end to the country's latest debt default.

  • NEW YORK, Aug 12- Daniel Pollack, the court-appointed mediator in the debt dispute between Argentina and holdout creditors, who has come under fire from the Argentine government for his handling of the talks, expects to hold more meetings with both sides.

  • NEW YORK, Aug 12- International banks are struggling to reach a deal to buy a chunk of Argentine sovereign debt held by New York hedge funds suing the country, sources close to the negotiations said on Tuesday.

  • NEW YORK, Aug 12- International banks are struggling to reach a deal to buy a chunk of Argentine sovereign debt held by New York hedge funds suing the country, sources close to the negotiations said on Tuesday.

  • Pilots strike in Argentina, stranding thousands Tuesday, 12 Aug 2014 | 12:22 PM ET

    BUENOS AIRES, Argentina— Argentina's government stepped in to halt a brief pilot's strike that stranded thousands of passengers Tuesday in the country's capital. More than 30 international and local flights by state-run Aerolineas Argentinas and Austral were cancelled or delayed, including routes to cities such as Miami, Caracas and Bogota.

  • US printing company shuts down Argentina operation Monday, 11 Aug 2014 | 5:20 PM ET

    BUENOS AIRES, Argentina— A global printing company based in the U.S. shuttered its plant Monday in Argentina amid tough economic times in the South American country. Employees of the R.R. Donnelley& Sons plant on the outskirts of Buenos Aires showed up to find the gates locked and a note on the door informing them the operation is now closed.

  • BUENOS AIRES, Aug 11- Argentina on Monday called on Washington to intervene in a court case over the country's defaulted debt after a U.S. district judge threatened the South American country with contempt for making what he called false statements.

  • BUENOS AIRES, Aug 11- Argentina on Monday called on Washington to intervene in a court case over the country's defaulted debt after a U.S. district judge threatened the South American country with contempt for making what he called false statements. In 2002 Argentina defaulted on about $100 billion in sovereign bonds.

  • NEW YORK/ BUENOS AIRES, Aug 8- The U.S. judge in Argentina's long-running debt battle with hedge funds threatened a contempt-of-court order on Friday if the nation did not stop issuing false statements about having made a required debt payment on restructured sovereign bonds.

  • The court hearing over Argentina's debt situation has finished. CNBC's Dominic Chu reports the judge demands Argentina's misleading statements must stop.

  • Bond case judge lambasts Argentina as misleading Friday, 8 Aug 2014 | 3:35 PM ET
    Argentina's Economy Minister Axel Kicillof speaks during a press conference at the Argentina consulate in New York.

    Argentina's notices to the public regularly and systematically omit the vital obligations of the republic, Judge Griesa said, according to Reuters.

  • BUSINESS-NEWS-SCHEDULE AT 1830 GMT / 2:30 P M ET Friday, 8 Aug 2014 | 2:38 PM ET

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  • District Judge Thomas Griesa could suspend his ruling that orders Argentina to pay in full New York hedge funds before it resumes payments on a separate stock of bonds on which Buenos Aires is now considered by financial markets to be in default.

  • In a further twist in the long-running sovereign debt dispute that has pushed Argentina once again into default, these so-called "other" holdouts said in a court filing late Thursday that the $539 million deposit that Argentina made to its indentured trustee, BNY Mellon, should go toward satisfying their U.S. court-awarded claims.

  • BUENOS AIRES, Aug 8- Argentina has no expectations that the U.S. judge at the centre of its debt battle with holdout investors that has plunged the country into default will take steps to help resolve the saga, a senior government minister said on Friday.

  • The creditors are considering an offer from Citigroup, JP Morgan, HSBC and Deutsche Bank of 80 cents on the dollar for their roughly $1.66 billion of Argentine debt, Thomson Reuters IFR reported on Wednesday.

  • The creditors are considering an offer from Citigroup, JP Morgan, HSBC and Deutsche Bank of 80 cents on the dollar for their roughly $1.66 billion holdings of Argentine debt, Thomson Reuters IFR revealed on Wednesday. Argentina's Economy Ministry declined to comment but has said previously there was nothing to prevent private parties reaching an agreement.

  • Around 90 new meat plants in Brazil were immediately approved to export beef, chicken and pork to Russia and the South American nation is already working to increase its exports of corn and soybeans sales to Russian buyers, Brazil's secretary of agricultural policy, Seneri Paludo, said on Thursday.