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BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - Argentina missed payments on around $500 million in already delayed bond coupons on Friday, creditors and a ratings agency said, marking the country’s ninth sovereign default amid ongoing restructuring talks with creditors. A woman wearing a face mask as a protective measure against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) walks past a closed currency exchange shop, in downtown Buenos Aires, Argentina May 22, 2020. REUTERS/Agustin Marcarian. The default on three bonds came as negotiations to revamp around $65 billion in foreign debt revved up, with Economy Minister Martin Guzman saying talks were on a positive course despite an “important distance” left to reach a deal. ... Full story

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