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Latest update : 2014-08-01

Argentina Defaults: Kirchner Cries Foul Over 'Vulture Funds'

Is Argentina being held hostage by greedy speculators or populist politicians? Latin America's third-largest economy is once again on the brink after the government failed to reach a deal with a small minority of bond holders who rejected the terms of the last default in 2001. The country's fate is being decided in New York because the debt was issued in dollars. How can these so-called "vulture funds" be rewarded for piling on the pain when Buenos Aires has since honoured its commitments?

By François PICARD

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Alexandre KATEB

Economist and Strategic Advisor

Carlos WINOGRAD

Argentinian Former Secretary of State for Competition, Deregulation and Consumer Affairs (1999-2002)

Eduardo CUE

France 24 International Affairs Editor

Costas LAPAVITSAS

Professor of Economics at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS)

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2015-01-29 oil

The true cost of cheap oil: Barrel price hits 6-year low (part 1)

At $45 a barrel, world oil prices are now nearing a six-year low. Food prices have actually dropped here in Europe, whilst airlines are slashing ticket prices. But...

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2015-01-29 IMF

The true cost of cheap oil: Barrel price hits 6-year low (part 2)

At $45 a barrel, world oil prices are now nearing a six-year low. Food prices have actually dropped here in Europe, whilst airlines are slashing ticket prices. But...

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2015-01-28 Hassan Nasrallah

New escalation: Cross-border shelling between Israel and Lebanon (part 2)

There's another fire to put out in the Middle East. Israel has responded to a Hezbollah rocket attack that hit a convoy by firing at least 50 artillery shells into Lebanon....

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2015-01-28 Lebanon

New escalation: Cross-border shelling between Israel and Lebanon (part 1)

There's another fire to put out in the Middle East. Israel has responded to a Hezbollah rocket attack that hit a convoy by firing at least 50 artillery shells into Lebanon....

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2015-01-27 Barack Obama

Obama in Saudi Arabia: Oil diplomacy triumphs in face of human rights abuses (part 2)

Barack Obama has cut short a three-day trip to India to pay respects to the new monarch of Saudi Arabia after the death of King Abdullah. The high-powered delegation includes a...

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