A U.S. appeals court on Tuesday refused to order Argentina to post a security deposit of at least $250 million while it seeks to overturn a lower court ruling that orders it to pay holdout investors $1.33 billion.
Holdout creditors have sought to force Argentina to deposit the money by December 10 while the country appeals last month's order by U.S. District Judge Thomas Griesa that it pay the creditors in full.
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The U.S. Second Circuit Court of Appeals has scheduled oral arguments in the case for Feb 27, 2013.
(Reporting By Daniel Bases and Jonathan Stempel; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama)