Two court cases have been rattling around the legal system for almost a decade.
Former shareholders of the now defunct Russian oil giant Yukos are awarded billions, but will Russia ever pay up?
And will Argentina pay the vulture funds waiting for their money at the same time as the country teeters at the brink of default?
Rory Challands reports on the Yukos saga from Moscow and Daniel Schweimler on Argentina's financial woes from Buenos Aires.
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