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  • SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico, Aug 13- Puerto Rico's electric power authority, PREPA, is likely to get an extension of vital lines of credit in an agreement that could see lenders appoint a restructuring expert at the debt-stricken utility, a financial industry executive familiar with the situation said on Wednesday.

  • DETROIT, Aug 13- General Motors Co will start construction this fall on a $174 million stamping plant in Lansing, Michigan, that will make components for the nearby Lansing Grand River assembly plant, the company said on Wednesday. The ATS and CTS are built at the Lansing Grand River assembly plant.

  • The move, known as acceleration, could push Argentina into a new restructuring on up to US $30 bn in debt and significantly complicate efforts to put its decade-long debt woes to rest.

  • Aug 12- A federal judge could once again push back the start date for the trial on Detroit's exit from the largest municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history after some creditors said on Tuesday a possible settlement is snarling key components of the restructuring plan.

  • WASHINGTON, Aug 11- Detroit's largest union said on Monday that the city's historic bankruptcy proceedings have given the management of the water and sewer department opportunities to disrupt bargaining units and strip union members of job protections.

  • Aug 11- Mobile service provider NII Holdings Inc, reporting its ninth quarterly loss in a row, said on Monday it may have to file for bankruptcy after struggling to compete in Brazil and Mexico. The company, which operates in Latin America under the Nextel brand, ended the second quarter with a net debt of $4.8 billion and with $1 billion in cash and investments.

  • Aug 11- Juice maker Cutrale and investment firm Safra Group said on Monday they had offered to acquire U.S.-based Chiquita Brands International Inc in a $610.5 million cash deal that rivaled an all-stock agreement with Irish tropical fruit company Fyffes Plc. The combined market value of Chiquita and Fyffes is currently close to $1 billion.

  • LONDON, Aug 8- Ukrainian companies' dollar bonds are lower than they've been for months on fears the country's worsening economy, armed rebellion and dispute with Russia will send more of them the way of agro firm Mriya, which has hinted at a debt restructuring.

  • Aug 7- The bankrupt Revel Casino Hotel in Atlantic City, New Jersey, has postponed an auction of the 1,400- room property by a week to Aug. 14 to allow more time to evaluate bids, according to a court filing late on Wednesday.

  • WASHINGTON, Aug 6- The city of Detroit is zeroing in on financing for its exit from bankruptcy and intends to have a committed lender in coming weeks, its lawyers told Bankruptcy Judge Steven Rhodes on Wednesday.

  • Auto parts maker Visteon's quarterly revenue rises Wednesday, 6 Aug 2014 | 7:30 AM ET

    Aug 6- Auto parts maker Visteon Corp reported a 11 percent rise in quarterly revenue as higher vehicle production boosted sales of its climate control products. Visteon said $258 million of sales in its interiors business were reclassified as discontinued operations since it is divesting a majority of the business.

  • Walgreen confirms Boots takeover in non-inversion deal Wednesday, 6 Aug 2014 | 6:21 AM ET
    A Walgreens store on June 19, 2012 in San Francisco, California.

    U.S. giant Walgreen announced a near-£6 billion ($10.1 billion) deal to buy the remaining stake in U.K. drugstore chain Alliance Boots.

  • *Deal comes as Siemens overhauls its business. FRANKFURT, Aug 5- German engineering group Siemens plans to sell its hospital IT business to Cerner Corp, a U.S. provider of healthcare IT services, for $1.3 billion in cash, the two companies said late on Tuesday.

  • FRANKFURT, Aug 2- Unilever would need to cut more jobs in Europe if real income levels among consumers fall, weighing on demand for brand-name items, Chief Executive Paul Polman was quoted as saying in an interview on Saturday.

  • Unilever plans job cuts in Europe - magazine Saturday, 2 Aug 2014 | 7:48 AM ET

    FRANKFURT, Aug 2- Unilever will cut more jobs in Europe as real income levels among consumers fall, weighing on demand for brand-name items, Chief Executive Paul Polman was quoted as saying in an interview on Saturday.

  • JUDGE GRIESA: "THE DEBTS WEREN'T EXTINGUISHED. THERE'S NO BANKRUPTCY, NO INSOLVENCY PROCEEDINGS. THE DEBTS ARE STILL THERE. "

  • *Dubai World proposes to make 1st big repayment early, delay 2nd. DUBAI, Aug 1- Economic recovery in Dubai is pushing both creditors and debtors to weigh new strategies in the $25 billion restructuring of state-owned Dubai World, one of the Middle East's largest ever debt deals.

  • July 31- Canada's Bombardier Inc plans to cut more jobs and halt new hiring to help save costs, it said on Thursday, and added that commercial talks for a Russian assembly plant are ongoing despite sanctions. The European Union, U.S. and Canada have ratchet up sanctions against Russia over the conflict in Ukraine.

  • MOSCOW, July 31- Russia's second largest oil producer Lukoil said on Thursday it had agreed to sell 240 filling stations and six petroleum storage facilities in Ukraine to Austria's AMIC Energy Management GmbH to "optimise its asset structure".

  • *Mozambique bets on India's growing demand for coal. LONDON, July 30- Rio Tinto has agreed to sell coal assets it bought through a $4 billion acquisition of Riversdale in 2011 for just $50 million to an Indian joint venture, ending its ill-fated venture in Mozambique's coal sector.