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RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Standard & Poor's raised Argentina's long-term foreign currency rating to 'CC' from 'SD' ("selective default"), stating that the December 19th default on a short-term dollar bond was resolved.

A debtor rated 'CC' is highly vulnerable. The 'CC' rating is used when a default has not yet occurred but S&P Global Ratings expects default to be a virtual certainty, regardless of the anticipated time to default

S&P downgraded Argentina to 'SD' on December 20th after President Alberto Fernández's government unilaterally extended the maturity of all short-term . . .

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