December 12, 2012

Argentina's Debt Conundrum

Eduardo Levy Yeyati, Project Syndicate

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Argentina is in a quandary. Prior to its 2005 sovereign-debt exchange, its legislature enacted a “lock law,” which barred the way to any future offers to holders of bonds on which Argentina defaulted in 2002. While the lock law helped to boost the participation rate in the 2005 exchange, holdout creditors remained, and have pursued litigation to force repayment.

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December 3, 2012
China Grabbing World's Farmland
Jonathan Manthorpe, Vancouver Sun
There are many challenging numbers confronting China's new leaders, but two are especially stark. China has 20 per cent of the world's population, but only nine per cent of the world's farmland. And even that imbalance in the... more ››