August 31, 2014
BA stock market higher as gov't decides to negotiate with vulture funds
The government’s decision to negotiate with holdout hedge funds has had a positive impact on the stock market. Buenos Aires stock market opened in an upward trend today, with a 5.7% rise to 7,786.17 units. Bonds and coupons went up by 18% and Merval index by over 5%.
After President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner stressed the government’s willingness to pay “100% of its creditors” last Friday, and awaiting Argentina’s formal presentation before US Judges Thomas Griesa, investors reacted with optimism in the beggining of the week.
Public title Bonar 2017 went up by 2.5% while Discount in dollars rose 12.9% and Boden 2015 by 0.4%. Coupons, in turn, increased in value by 16.2%.
Banks and energy company’s shares show the biggest improvements, with gains between 9% and 18.2%.