Argentina's YPF Hopes for H2 IPO

Argentina's YPF Hopes for H2 IPO

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Despite wretched market conditions for LatAm issuers, especially Argentine ones, YPF, the country's biggest oil and gas company, is hoping to bring its up to $4bn IPO sometime in the last four months of 2008, say people familiar with the process. If successful, the transaction would set a new benchmark for Argentina, testing investor appetite for what is seen as a strong asset in a volatile, unpopular jurisdiction. The company, which last year was valued at some $15bn when its parent Repsol sold

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