Argentina Debt Talks Hit Roadblock as Government, Creditors Rattle Sabers

Argentina’s debt restructuring talks, in a tense final stretch, hit a roadblock on Wednesday with the government determined not to cede further ground after making an improved offer and a key creditor group warning that negotiations had failed, Reuters reported. An Economy Ministry source told Reuters the country was sticking by its latest proposal with a net present value of around 50 cents on the dollar and warrants linked to Argentina’s farm-driven exports. The offer was shared with creditors during recent talks. The South American grains producer is in talks to revamp around $65 billion in foreign debt that has become unsustainable. The two sides have been inching closer, though tensions have simmered below the surface. Read more