Argentina says reaches provisional debt deal with Italian creditors

martes 2 de febrero de 2016 10:44 GYT

BUENOS AIRES Feb 2 (Reuters) - Argentina has reached a preliminary deal with Italian holders of its defaulted debt, Finance Minister Alfonso Prat-Gay said on Tuesday.

"We have reached a pre-agreement to settle the unpaid debt worth about $900 million," Prat-Gay told a news conference.

The bonds held by the Italian creditors amounts to about 15 percent of the outstanding debt owed by the South American country stemming from its $100 billion default in 2002. (Reporting by Buenos Aires newsroom; Writing by Richard Lough; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama)