Third Point sees Argentina exit from malaise, renews bet on debt

|By:, SA News Editor

Dan Loeb's Third Point hedge fund is renewing a bet on Argentine government debt, expecting the country will reach a deal with creditors to resolve claims from its 2001 default by the end of the year, and is taking a stake in state-controlled oil company YPF (YPF +5.2%).

"We are in the midst of a critical inflection period for the country: If the government settles with its hold-out creditors, Argentina will regain access to global capital markets,” according to the hedge fund's Q2 letter to investors.

Third Point says Japan has been the biggest source of losses this year, but the firm is still finding opportunities in the country and expects macro conditions that have been headwinds to become more favorable toward the end of the year.

Earlier: YPF pops as Third Point is said to increase stake.

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