Argentina reaches $65 billion restructuring deal after default

Argentine Economy Minister Martin Guzman. Photo: Erica Canepa/Bloomberg

Argentina and its largest creditors struck a deal to restructure $65 billion of debt, setting the stage for the South American nation to emerge from its third default since the turn of the century.

The government said in a statement Tuesday that the deal with key creditors would provide "significant debt relief" and that interest and capital payment dates for some new exchange bonds were moved forward to reach the agreement. While the statement didn't provide a net-present value for the agreement, people with direct knowledge of the matter said the deal is worth about 54.8 cents on the dollar...

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