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December 30, 2004 

Turkish Lira Definition Amended. 

December 21, 2004

Bulgaria to Redeem Interest Arrears Bonds -- Fiscal Agent Notice. 

December 20, 2004  

Greylock v. Province of Mendoza. Plaintiff's and Defendant's Memoranda of Law in Support of their Respective Motions for Summary Judgment.

December 17, 2004

Calculations for Payments on Mexico VRR’s, Series C, Announced.  

Calculations for Payments on Uruguay VRR’s Announced. 

December 16, 2004

EM Sovereign Bond Chart for Hungary. 

December 10, 2004

Iraq's Notice of Request for Information Regarding Commercial Claims.  

Washington Club of Corporate Creditors of Iraq: Information and Press Releases. 

Holiday Schedule for EM Bond Trades for Christmas, Boxing Day and New Year's Holidays.  

2005 Holiday Schedule.  

2005 Batch Settlement Schedule for Certain Class I Loan Assets.  

December 9, 2004

Bondholders Won't Back IIF Principles.  

December 7, 2004  

The Operations Committees of the FXC and the FEJSC Issue Joint Statement Regarding the January 1, 2005 Turkish Lira Conversion.  

December 6, 2004

EMTA Winter Forum in London to be Held on January 20, 2005. Invitations to be distributed shortly. 

December 2, 2004

Presentation by Tobias Nobrega, Minister of Finance of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, at the EMTA Annual Meeting. 

Minister Nobrega Announces VEB Devaluation at EMTA Annual Meeting - Commentary from Luis Oganes (J.P. Morgan). 

EMTA Annual Meeting Buy Side Panel - "Switch to the Local" by James Crombie, IFR. 

EMTA Annual Meeting Sell Side Panel - Market Views on Key Variables for 2005. 

EMTA Annual Meeting Handouts: Biography of Tobias Nobrega, Minister of Finance of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, Investor Panelist Biographies, Sell Side Panelist Biographies, Meeting Agenda. 

EMTA Announces 2004 Board Election Results at Annual Meeting.  

Emerging Markets Charity Benefit Held in New York City. Click Here for the Invitation, Click Here for the Auction List and Event Program.  

EMTA's Fourth Quarter Bulletin is Now Available in our Bulletin Section. 

Iraq’s Minister of Finance Speaks at Paris Club Meeting.  

November 30, 2004  

Dominican Republic Presentation to Investors.  

List of Live Auction and Silent Auction Items for EM Benefit to be Held in New York City on December 2, 2004 Now Available. 

November 29, 2004  

EMTA Announces 3Q 2004 Debt Trading Volume Stood at US$1.342 Trillion. 

November 24, 2004  

Transcript of Urban v. Argentina Action.  

Court Decides on Argentina Prospectus Language. Commentary from CSFB. 

November 23, 2004 

Transcript of Urban v. Argentina Action.  

Market Reacts to Ukraine Presidential Elections. Initial commentary from Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan, Merrill Lynch and UBS.  

Bank of New York Resigns as Exchange Agent for Argentine Restructuring. Commentary from Citigroup and JP Morgan.  

November 21, 2004

Paris Club Announces Accord on Iraqi Debt. Commentary from JP Morgan. 

November 19, 2004

Transcript of Urban v. Argentina Action.  

GDSC Launches at a Fed Conference A Practitioner’s Best Practice Guide and Confidentiality Agreement with User’s Guide. 

November 18, 2004

Court Allows Argentina Restructuring to Proceed. Commentary from Citigroup.  

Fitch Upgrades Russia to Investment Grade. 

November 17, 2004

Mexico VRR, Series C, Record Date of December 16 and Payment Date of December 31 Expected. Trades are ‘Ex-Dividend’ on December 14. Calculations for Payments on the VRR's will be Announced by the Fiscal Agent Shortly. 

November 16, 2004

Argentina’s Briefs in Response to Urban and Retail Bondholder Suits. 

November 15, 2004

Tobías Nóbrega, Minister of Finance, Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, to Deliver Keynote Address at EMTA's Annual Meeting on Thursday, December 2, 2004. Click Here to Register. 

November 12, 2004

Euroclear Notice Regarding Nigeria Payment Adjustment Rights. 

November 10, 2004

GCAB Files Amicus in Support of Motion to Enjoin Argentine Exchange Offer.  

Holiday Schedule for EM Bond Trades for US Thanksgiving Holiday.  

November 8, 2004

Retail Bondholder Suits Against Argentina.  

FXC Releases 2004 Version of Non-Dealer Recommendations.  

EM Sovereign Bond Chart for Venezuela.  

November 2, 2004

Normal Trading Hours for EM Debt Instruments.  

Memorandum of Law in Urban v. Argentina (Requesting Preliminary Injunction). 

Citibank, as Fiscal Agent, Requests FRBNY, as Collateral Agent, to Release Interest Collateral on Argentina’s USD Discount Series L Bonds. Record Date of November 17 and Payment Date of November 24 Expected. 

November 1, 2004

EMTA, SFEMC and FXC Jointly Announce Amended Asian Currency NDF Documentation. EMTA Publishes NDF Market Practice No. 34 For Amended Asian Currency Template Terms. EMTA, the FXC and ISDA Announce Amendments to Annex A of the 1998 FX and Currency Option Definitions.

EMTA's Annual Meeting in New York City to be Held on December 2, 2004. Invitations to be distributed shortly. 

IPMA's Model CACs under English Law and EMTA CAC Chart. 

October 28, 2004  

Holiday Schedule for EM Bond Trades for US Veterans Day Holiday.

EM Sovereign Bond Chart for Turkey. 

October 21, 2004

EM Sovereign Bond Charts for Brazil and Mendoza (a Province of Argentina). 

October 20, 2004

Second Legal Action Brought Against Argentine Province of Mendoza. 

October 15, 2004

List of Live Auction and Silent Auction Items for EM Benefit to be Held in London on October 28, 2004 Now Available.

October 14, 2004

Charity Trading Day Raises over $90,000. 

October 12, 2004

Opinion in Greylock v. Province of Mendoza. 

October 6, 2004  

Mendoza Province of Argentina Responds to Legal Action.  

Notice from the Fiscal Agent Regarding Delay in Venezuela Warrant Calculation. 

October 4, 2004

EM Sovereign Bond Chart for Guatemala. 

October 1, 2004

EMTA's Third Quarter Bulletin is Now Available in our Bulletin Section. 

September 30, 2004

Legal Action Brought Against Mendoza Province of Argentina.  

Holiday Schedule for EM Bond Trades for US Columbus Day Holiday. 

September 23, 2004

EMTA Fall Forum in New York City to be Held on October 18, 2004. Click Here to Register.  

September 21, 2004 

Emerging Markets Benefit to be Held in New York City on December 2, 2004. Click Here for the Invitation.

Notice from Agent regarding Serbia NFA and TDFA Restructuring. 

September 17, 2004

Standard & Poor's Raises Brazil's Long Term Foreign Currency Rating to BB-, Stable Outlook.  

Calculations for Payments on Mexico VRR's, Series C, Announced. 

September 15, 2004

MarketAxess Partners with EMTA for Charity Trading Day. 

September 9, 2004

EMTA Fall Forum in New York City to be Held on October 18, 2004. Invitations to be distributed shortly. 

September 8, 2004

EMCC Notice Regarding Exiting of Failed Warrant Transactions. 

September 7, 2004

Second Circuit Affirms EM Limited's $700 Million Judgment Against Argentina. 

September 1, 2004

Citibank, Fiscal Agent for the Dominican Republic PDI Bonds, Confirms that the Dominican Central Bank Has Failed to Deposit Funds to Pay the Principal and Interest on PDI Bonds that Were Due on August 30, 2004. 

August 31, 2004

Emerging Markets Benefit to be Held in London on October 28, 2004. Click Here for the Invitation.

August 19, 2004

Holiday Schedule for EM Bond Trades for UK Summer Bank and US Labor Day Holidays. 

August 18, 2004

EMTA Announces 2Q 2004 Debt Trading Volume Stood at US$997 Billion. 

August 17, 2004

SAVE THE DATE! Annual EM Benefit in London Scheduled for October 28, 2004. 

August 10, 2004

Mexico VRR, Series C, Record Date of September 15 and Payment Date of September 30 Expected. Trades are ‘Ex-Dividend’ on September 13. Calculations for Payments on the VRR's will be Announced by the Fiscal Agent Shortly.

August 4, 2004

Global Committee of Argentina Bondholders (GCAB) White Paper and Press Release Relating to Roadshows in US, Europe and Asia.

July 21, 2004  

EMTA Fall Forum (NYC) and Emerging Markets Benefit (London) dates to be announced shortly.

July 19, 2004

Results of Survey on Financial Innovation in the Emerging Markets Released by IMF. Click Here for Summary. Click Here for Full Report.  

July 15, 2004

Press Release Issued by the Republic of Argentina.  

July 14, 2004

Global Committee of Argentina Bondholders Roadshow in New York -- Presentation and Analyst Comments:

 

July 9, 2004  

Global Committee of Argentina Bondholders Announce July 13-22 Road Show Schedules for US and Europe. Click Here for US Schedule. Click Here for Europe Schedule.

July 2, 2004  

Press Release Issued by the Republic of Argentina Announcing the Filing with the SEC of a Shelf Registration. 

July 1, 2004  

EM Sovereign Bond Chart for Czech Republic. 

June 25, 2004  

Bulgaria to Redeem Series A and B Discount Bonds -- Fiscal Agent Notice. 

June 24, 2004  

Bulgaria to Redeem Series A and B Discount Bonds -- Bulgaria Ministry of Finance Notice.  

S&P Raises Bulgaria Foreign Currency Rating to Investment Grade.  

S&P Issues Report on Aries Vermogensverwaltungs GmbH, Russian Federation Sovereign Credit-Linked Notes.  

Holiday Schedule for EM Bond Trades for US Independence Day Holiday. 

EM Sovereign Bond Chart for Brazil. 

June 17, 2004

Calculations for Payments on Mexico VRR’s, Series B, Announced.  

Calculations for Payments on Uruguay VRR's Announced. 

June 16, 2004

EM Sovereign Bond Charts for Slovak Republic and Lebanese Republic. 

June 9, 2004

The Paris Club Meets with Representatives of the Private Sector. 

June 8, 2004

June 11 Closing for EM Trading. 

June 4, 2004

EMTA's Second Quarter Bulletin is Now Available in our Bulletin Section. 

June 1, 2004

EMTA Announces 1Q 2004 Debt Trading Volume Stood at US$1.045 Trillion.  

EMPower Receives $50,000 Grant from the Ford Foundation. 

May 26, 2004

UN Draft Resolution on Iraq (Subject to Change). 

May 19, 2004

EMTA Annual Summer Forum in London to be Held on June 21, 2004. Click Here to Register.  

May 13, 2004

Brady Bond Holiday Schedule for US Memorial Day and UK Spring Bank Holidays. 

May 12, 2004

EMTA Announces 2003 Annual Emerging Markets Credit Derivatives Stood at US$197 Billion.  

Mexico VRR, Series B, Record Date of June 15 and Payment Date of June 30 Expected. Trades are ‘Ex-Dividend’ on June 11. Calculations for Payments on the VRR's will be Announced by the Fiscal Agent Shortly. 

May 10, 2004  

EM Job Opportunities Area Now at EMTA Website.  

SAVE THE DATE! EMTA Summer Forum Scheduled for June 21, 2004 in London. Further information to follow shortly.

May 5, 2004

EM Sovereign Bond Chart for Philippines. 

April 30, 2004  

Iraq Creditors Club Launched.  

April 24, 2004

Brady Bond Holiday Schedule for UK May Day Bank Holiday.  

April 21, 2004

EM Sovereign Bond Chart for Croatia.  

EMPower Invitation to a Presentation by Fundacion Leer.  

April 20, 2004

Bulgaria Discount Bonds -- Relevant Documentation for Additional GDP Interest Payments and Redemption Procedures. 

April 16, 2004

English Translation of the Law on the Official Currency of the Republic of Turkey (effective 01/01/05).  

EM Sovereign Bond Chart for Pakistan. 

Paris Club Press Release on Its Agreement to Restructure $193 Million of the Dominican Republic's Debt. 

April 15, 2004

"A Political View of the Lula Administration in 2004." Presentation by Murillo de Aragao (Latin Source and Arko Advice) at the EMTA Spring Forum.  

Final Disbursements From $200,000 Raised at 2003 NYC Emerging Market Charity Event Paid to Beneficiaries.  

April 14, 2004

EMTA Announces 2003 Annual Emerging Markets NDF Trading Stood at US$1.021 Trillion.  

April 12, 2004

EMCA Letter to Russian Government Officials Regarding FTO Debt. 

April 2, 2004

EM Sovereign Bond Chart for Poland. 

April 1, 2004

The Pari Passu Clause -- What is Fair Treatment? (Michael M. Chamberlin).  

Brady Bond Holiday Schedule for Good Friday/Easter Monday Holidays.  

March 31, 2004

EMTA's First Quarter Bulletin is Now Available in our Bulletin Section.  

March 29, 2004

EM Sovereign Bond Charts for Indonesia, Latvia, Philippines, Romania, Slovak Republic and Thailand. 

March 27, 2004

"An Update on Argentina," Presentation Made By Guillermo Nielsen, Secretary of Finance of Argentina at the IADB Meeting in Lima. Click Here for English Version. Click Here for Spanish Version.

March 24, 2004

Argentina's March 10, 2004 Letter of Intent to the IMF.  

March 23, 2004

Brussels Court Decision is Reversed in LNC Investments v. Nicaragua and Euroclear.  

EM Sovereign Bond Charts for Bahamas, Lithuania and Tunisia. 

March 19, 2004

EMTA Spring Forum to be Held in New York on April 15, 2004. Click Here to Register.

March 17, 2004 

Calculations for Payments on Mexico VRR's, Series B, Announced. 

March 12, 2004

Citibank, Fiscal Agent for the Dominican Republic PDI Bonds, Confirms Penalty Interest Paid. 

March 10, 2004 

Citibank, Fiscal Agent for the Dominican Republic PDI Bonds, Confirms that the Dominican Central Bank Has Deposited Funds to Pay the Principal and Interest on PDI Bonds that Were Due on February 27, 2004. Citibank Confirms Payment was Distributed to the Registered Holders on March 9.

Transcript of Conference on March 5, 2004 Before Judge Griesa Regarding the Freezing of Bank Deposits. 

March 9, 2004 

Clarification on Uruguay PIK Bond Settlements. 

March 5, 2004 

Mexico VRR, Series B, Record Date of March 15 and Payment Date of March 31 Expected. Trades are ‘Ex-Dividend’ on March 11. Calculations for Payments on the VRR's will be Announced by the Fiscal Agent Shortly. 

February 26, 2004 

EM Sovereign Bond Chart for Israel. 

February 19, 2004 

EMTA Announces 2003 Annual Emerging Markets Debt Trading Volume Stood at Nearly US$4 Trillion.

February 18, 2004 

EMTA Announces NDF Market Practice 33, Publishes BRL Revised Template Terms for BRL Non-Deliverable FX Transactions, Amended BRL Settlement Rate Options for Annex A, New BRL Industry Survey Rate Methodology and New BRL Indicative Survey Rate Methodology. 

February 10, 2004 

EM Sovereign Bond Documentation Charts for Philippines and Poland. 

February 9, 2004  

Citibank, as Fiscal Agent, Requests FRBNY, as Collateral Agent, to Release Interest Collateral on Argentina’s USD Discount Series L Bonds. Record Date of February 24 and Payment Date of March 2 Expected.  

February 6, 2004

EM Sovereign Bond Documentation Charts for Chile and Panama. 

February 2, 2004

Brady Bond Holiday Schedule for US Presidents' Day Holiday.  

January 30, 2004

Amended Opinion in District Court Decision in Urban v. The Republic of Argentina (Granting Class Action Certification). 

January 26, 2004

Transcript of Conference on January 15, 2004 Before Judge Griesa Regarding Pari Passu.  

January 23, 2004 

Brazil Press Release on Brady Bonds (Only Available in Portuguese). Relevant Documentation if Brazil Decides to Repurchase C-Bonds. 

EM Sovereign Bond Documentation Chart for Hungary. 

January 22, 2004 

Brazil C-Bond Redemption -- Procedures and Relevant Documentation if Brazil Decides to Redeem such Bonds. For information on Brazil’s Bonds generally, see EMTA’s Primer.  

EM Sovereign Bond Documentation Charts for Colombia and Costa Rica. 

January 15, 2004

EMCA Letter States its Views on Pari Passu Question Before Judge Griesa.  

Korean Government Authorities Announce Restrictions Limiting USD Positions By Local Financial Institutions To 110% of Jan. 4 Levels In an Effort To Curb Speculative Activity in the Korean Won. Some Impact on KRW/USD NDF Market Predicted. 

January 13, 2004

U.S. Statement of Interest, New York Fed Amicus Curiae Brief, New York Clearing House Amicus Curiae Brief, Plaintiffs' Memorandum of Law and Argentina Memorandum of Law in the Macrotecnic International Corp. and EM Ltd. v. Argentina District Court Case. 

January 7, 2004

EMTA Winter Forum in London to be Held on January 29, 2004. Click Here to Register.  

Brady Bond Holiday Schedule for Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday.  

January 6, 2004

District Court Decision in Urban v. The Republic of Argentina (Granting Class Action Certification).  

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