Argentina Ups Ante with YPF Takeover Plan
Apr 13, 2012
Though effects of Argentina’s plan to acquire a majority position in oil producer YPF have largely been priced in by the markets, the effects of the action should have a much broader reach, analysts say. The government is preparing legislation declaring 50.1% of YPF’s shares public property subject to expropriation, according to a draft of the legislation published in local media. A formal announcement was expected by President Kirchner as soon as late Thursday night. “This is the worst case scenario for YPF and for Argentina. The government can do a lot to hurt shareholders and this will...
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