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  • Oct 31- Senior lenders to Energy Future Holdings are upset that the company plans to make a critical interest payment to junior bondholders on Friday, but they likely have no legal recourse to prevent it, according to experts and people close to the matter.

  • *Suntech has until Nov. 6 to respond to the filing. Oct 31- Chinese solar panel maker Suntech Power Holdings Co Ltd said it intended to contest a bankruptcy petition filed against it in the United States by some bondholders.

  • SAO PAULO, Oct 31- Brazilian investment firm Cambuhy Investimentos Ltda and Germany's E.ON SE joined to buy control of OGX Petróleo e Gás Participações SA's gas unit for 250 million reais, helping the beleaguered oil company raise funds after seeking court protection from creditors.

  • CHICAGO, Oct 30- Two years ago on Halloween thousands of U.S. grain farmers got the scare of their lives when broker MF Global collapsed and more than a billion dollars of their money went missing. MF Global customers have now, through a court-appointed trustee, recovered about 98 percent of the money, which had been in supposedly "safe" margin accounts.

  • Oct 30- OGX Petróleo e Gas Participações SA, the Brazilian oil company controlled by former billionaire Eike Batista, sought court protection from creditors on Wednesday in Latin America's largest-ever corporate bankruptcy filing.

  • NEW YORK, Oct 30- A federal judge has made it easier for the trustee seeking money for Bernard Madoff's victims to pursue more than $8 billion of claims against banks and other financial firms that received money from "feeder funds" that profited from the swindler's massive Ponzi scheme.

  • SAO PAULO/ RIO DE JANEIRO/ NEW YORK, Oct 28- A ttempts to save Eike Batista's flagship oil company, the business most responsible for the meltdown of his once high-flying industrial empire, have been hampered by internal conflict and unpredictable decisions by the Brazilian tycoon, sources with direct knowledge of the situation told Reuters.

  • Orchard Goes Bankrupt; Lowe's Plays Stalking Horse Monday, 17 Jun 2013 | 7:11 AM ET

    Orchard Supply Hardware Stores has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, with rival retailer Lowe's Companies set to buy the majority of its assets for $205 million in cash.

  • Specialized hedge funds which transformed corporate bankruptcies may be poised to descend on another landscape: struggling cities and counties - and no place beckons more than Detroit.

  • Big Depositors in Cyprus to Lose Far More Than Feared Saturday, 30 Mar 2013 | 3:48 AM ET

    Under conditions to be announced Saturday, depositors in Bank of Cyprus will get shares in the bank worth 37.5 percent of their deposits over 100,000 euros, while the rest may never be paid back.

  • Cyprus Says Threat Contained, No Plan to Leave Euro Friday, 29 Mar 2013 | 8:47 AM ET

    The president of Cyprus said on Friday the risk of bankruptcy had been contained and the country had no intention of leaving the euro.

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