¿Te imaginás si una mina te dice "más que dispuesta... deseosa"? (y viceversa, por completitud). Los mismos términos que utilizó Eyzaguirre para expresar la voluntad del FMI de llevar adelante el artículo IV con la Argentina. ¡Cuánta libido contenida!
Argentina’s Debt Offer a ‘Positive Step,’ IMF’s Eyzaguirre Says (2009-10-23 15:42:58.532 GMT)
By Joshua Goodman
Oct. 23 (Bloomberg) -- Argentina’s offer to swap $20 billion of bonds held out of a 2005 restructuring is a “positive step” that will help the country regain access to global capital markets, the International Monetary Fund’s Nicolas Eyzaguirre said.
“We’re not here to defend private creditors,” Eyzaguirre, the Western Hemisphere director, told reporters today in Sao Paulo. “Nonetheless, we understand that international capital
markets require that governments make the biggest effort possible to normalize relations with their creditors. So we see this as very positive.”
Argentina’s Economy Minister Amado Boudou yesterday said he plans to offer investors holding the defaulted bonds terms a “little bit worse” than the roughly 30 cents on the dollar offered in the previous debt swap. New bonds will pay a single-digit rate of interest, while institutional investors will have to contribute 10 cents on the dollar for each bond tendered, Boudou said.
Eyzaguirre said it was up to Argentina’s government to determine if and when it would allow the IMF to conduct an article IV policy review -- something authorities have blocked since 2006 -- as part of its efforts to normalize its access to the markets.
“We are more than willing to do an article IV review, you could say we’re almost desirous,” he said. “The ball is in their court.”