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  • Puerto Rico passed the so-called Recovery Act last year to give certain public corporations, with around $20 billion in debt, the ability to restructure financially in an orderly process. Puerto Rico is currently struggling with a total debt load of around $72 billion, which it says it is unable to pay. The Recovery Act was struck down by a federal court in Puerto...

  • Puerto Rico passed the so-called Recovery Act last year to give certain public corporations, with around $20 billion in debt, the ability to restructure financially in an orderly process. Puerto Rico is currently struggling with a total debt load of around $72 billion, which it says it is unable to pay. The Recovery Act was struck down by a federal court in Puerto...

  • TOKYO, July 7- Japanese government bond prices were little changed on Tuesday, their safe-haven appeal dulled for the moment by rebounding Tokyo shares. The yield had dipped about 2 basis points the previous day as the risk of Greece exiting the euro zone grew after the country voted to reject austerity in a weekend referendum. Tokyo's Nikkei was up 1.3 percent on...

  • MELBOURNE, July 7- London copper steadied on Tuesday, a day after it slid to five-month lows, as markets waited for the next development in the Greek debt crisis and China's efforts to stem a stockmarket rout. *Three-month copper on the London Metal Exchange traded flat at $5,590 a tonne by 0104 GMT, after sliding 2.9 percent in the previous session when it crashed to...

  • NEW YORK, July 6- Benchmark U.S. Concerns over Greece drove safe-haven demand for Treasuries. "Some might perceive the risk of a bad outcome in Greece has marginally increased" since the ECB has made it slightly more expensive for Greek banks to access ECB liquidity, said Boris Rjavinski, a strategist at UBS in Stamford, Connecticut.

  • LA PAZ, July 6- Bolivia may issue up to $1 billion in international bonds this year to help finance new state-run industries and roads, but uncertainty over when the United States will raise interest rates is complicating timing, its economy minister said. This would help ease Bolivia's dependency on gas exports and reduce its vulnerability to global commodity...

  • *Benchmark, short-dated yields hover near multi-week lows. NEW YORK, July 6- Benchmark U.S. "The odds have risen of a Greek exit, and with it bond prices," said William O'Donnell, managing director and head of US Treasury strategy at RBS Securities in Stamford, Connecticut.

  • TOKYO, July 6- Japanese government bond prices rose on Monday amid a flight-to-quality triggered after Greeks rejected austerity in Sunday's national referendum and pushed Athens closer to an euro zone exit. Furthermore, Greece might ultimately opt to stay in the euro if their politics cannot cope with disorder in the domestic economy, "said Chotaro Morita,...

  • *Japan's debt-GDP ratio worst among major economies. *Japan's govt shunned spending cuts in fiscal program. TOKYO, July 6- Japan's public debt burden is likely to remain high under a new fiscal framework approved last month as the government's structural reforms will not boost economic growth and tax revenue significantly, Fitch Ratings said on Monday.

  • SHANGHAI, July 6- China stocks exploded higher on Monday after Beijing enacted an unprecedented series of policy moves to support the market over the weekend. China CSI300 stock index futures for July rose 6.7 percent, to 4,228.6, 42.36 points above the current value of the underlying index. Hong Kong's Hang Seng index added 0.7 percent, to 26,238.72 points.

  • BEIJING, July 5- More Chinese mutual funds said on Sunday that they will invest to stabilize China's stock market, following a statement by the China Mutual Fund Association on Saturday, in which 25 fund companies committed to buying shares.

  • Chinese state-owned investor purchasing ETFs Sunday, 5 Jul 2015 | 7:49 AM ET

    BEIJING, July 5- China state-owned investment company Central Huijin Investment Ltd said on Sunday that it has recently purchased exchange-traded funds on the stock market and will continue to do so, according to a statement on its website.

  • 25 CHINESE MUTUAL FUND HOUSES SEEK TO SPEED UP APPLICATION. BEIJING, July 4- Leaders of 25 major Chinese mutual fund houses on Saturday promised to subscribe to their companies' equity funds, the latest effort to stem a stock market slide of nearly 30 percent since mid-June. The firms also would seek to speed up the application and issuance of equity funds, the Asset...

  • SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico, July 3- A key bill that will boost Puerto Rico's cash flow was signed into law Friday, the governor's office said, allowing the commonwealth to raise $400 million in Tax& Revenue Anticipation Notes from three public insurance corporations. Government officials have said Puerto Rico needs about $1.2 billion in cash to operate during the...

  • *Publication highlighted dispute between Brussels and Washington. BRUSSELS, July 3- Euro zone countries tried in vain to stop the IMF publishing a gloomy analysis of Greece's debt burden which the leftist government says vindicates its call to voters to reject bailout terms, sources familiar with the situation said on Friday. The document released in...

  • BRUSSELS, July 3- The euro zone's rescue fund, Greece's largest creditor, said on Friday it reserved the right to call in 130.9 billion euros in debt ahead of schedule after Athens defaulted this week on an International Monetary Fund loan. Chief executive Klaus Regling made the recommendation rather than two other options- waiving the debt or demanding...

  • JAKARTA, July 3- Indonesia's communications ministry has appealed to the country's Supreme Court against PT Bakrie Telecom Tbk's debt restructuring, a minister told Reuters on Friday. Bakrie Telecom, part of the heavily indebted Bakrie Group, held a creditors' vote last year on its restructuring proposal, which was then validated by a Jakarta court.

  • SAO PAULO, July 3- Swiss lender UBS AG made a whistleblower deal with Brazilian authorities investigating the suspected rigging of Brazil's currency market and will receive no punishment in the case, a local newspaper reported on Friday. Foreign exchange trading in Brazil is estimated at about $3 trillion a year, excluding swaps and derivative transactions.

  • LONDON, July 3- With Greece just days away from a referendum decisive to its future in Europe, options market activity suggests stock-market investors expect gains rather than losses after the vote, confident Europe's central bank can limit financial fallout. A poll on Friday showed supporters of Greece's bailout terms had taken a wafer-thin lead over the' No'...

  • Brazil probes forex activity of 15 global banks Friday, 3 Jul 2015 | 3:43 AM ET
    Canary Wharf, London

    Fifteen of the world's largest banks are under investigation on suspicion of rigging the Brazilian currency, antitrust watchdog Cade said.