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  • SUAREZ SAYS STEVEN RHODES, WHO DEALT WITH DETROIT BANKRUPTCY, INVITED TO MEETING, SO PUERTO RICO CAN LEARN HOW A DEBT RESTRUCTURING PROCESS TAKES PLACE.

  • NEW YORK, June 29- Puerto Rico's governor, following a damning report by former IMF staffers about the U.S. Governor Alejandro Garcia Padilla said on Monday that over the next week, leaders would host meetings and briefings and tell citizens the steps the Commonwealth is taking to address Puerto Rico's problems. The report, made available late Sunday, said Puerto...

  • NEW YORK, June 29- Puerto Rico's governor on Monday said "difficult decisions" must be made after a damning report by former IMF staffers proposed debt restructuring and tough austerity measures for the crisis-hit island, which is struggling with $73 billion of debt. Puerto Rico's benchmark general obligation bonds that carry an 8 percent coupon and mature in...

  • DUBAI, United Arab Emirates— An indebted Dubai real estate developer says it will repay more than half a billion dollars in money owed to banks and trade creditors as part of its financial restructuring. The state-controlled company, Limitless, said Monday that more than 90 percent of the $564 million it will repay will go toward its bank debt, which represents 42...

  • "Everything that touches Puerto Rico, the debt, the monolines, the banks, will all sell off pretty aggressively," said Daniel Hanson, analyst at Height Securities. Assured Guaranty shares fell 19.8 percent while MBIA Inc fell 6.7 percent. Assured Guaranty said it insured over $6 billion in par value of Puerto Rico bonds as of the end of March.

  • June 28- Puerto Rico needs to restructure its debts and should make reforms including cutting the number of teachers and raising property taxes, a report by former International Monetary Fund economists on the Caribbean island's financial woes said. The report, which was obtained by Reuters, gave a damning review of how Puerto Rico has arrived at its current...

  • June 28- Struggling Caribbean island Puerto Rico needs to restructure its debts to bridge financing gaps in coming years, in what could be a precedent-setting move, according to a copy of a report by former IMF economists posted on websites of the island's media. Puerto Rico's governor's office and a spokesman for the Government Development Bank, which...

  • NEW YORK, June 28- Puerto Rico has a much larger fiscal deficit than assumed and faces financing gaps in coming years that can be bridged by debt restructuring, according to a copy of a key financial stability report by former IMF economists posted on local media websites. This can be achieved via a voluntary exchange of existing bonds for new ones with a longer or...

  • June 28- Puerto Rico is set to release a key financial stability report by former IMF economists on Monday, officials said on Sunday, in a crucial week for the island as bond deadlines come due and investor concerns increase about the possibility for debt restructurings and a limitation on government services. Puerto Rico is struggling with a $73 billion debt...

  • NEW YORK, June 26- Puerto Rico's distressed power authority PREPA and its creditors have been discussing a deal for the utility to avoid a potential default next week as a $400 million payment deadline looms, a source familiar with the talks said. PREPA is trying to restructure some $9 billion in debt but faces push-back from creditors reluctant to take reduced...

  • June 25- Texas' largest power company, Energy Future Holdings Corp, has scrapped a bankruptcy exit plan centered on the sale of its multibillion dollar power line stake and instead will pursue a reorganization, the company said in an internal memo on Thursday. The Luminant power generating business and its TXU retail utility would be spun off to the senior...

  • BERLIN, June 25- European Parliament President Martin Schulz said on Thursday he did not believe Greece would leave the euro zone and that an agreement between Athens and its creditors would be found, though it may take a few days. Greece failed to clinch a deal with its lenders on Thursday and euro zone finance ministers are due to meet on Saturday in a last-ditch...

  • June 25- General Mills Inc, the maker of Cheerios cereal and Betty Crocker cake mixes, said it would cut 675-725 jobs in its international business under a new restructuring plan aimed at cutting costs and boosting growth. While General Mills' U.S. sales for the third quarter ended Feb. 22 rose after five straight quarters of decline, international sales have...

  • June 25- General Mills Inc, the maker of Cheerios cereal and Betty Crocker cake mixes, said it would cut 675-725 jobs in its international business under a new restructuring plan aimed at cutting costs and speeding up growth. The restructuring is expected to result in savings of $45 million- $50 million per year, the company said on Thursday. The restructuring is...

  • June 25- Molycorp Inc, the only U.S. supplier of rare earths, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on Thursday along with its North American subsidiaries to restructure $1.7 billion of debt in its U.S. and Canadian operations. Molycorp, whose shares have lost 86 percent of their value in the past year, said it had obtained agreement for up to $225 million in new...

  • June 25- Rare earths miner Molycorp Inc filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on Thursday along with its North American subsidiaries to restructure $1.7 billion of debt in its U.S. and Canadian operations. Molycorp has also obtained agreement for up to $225 million in new debtor-in-possession financing, it said in a statement. The Birmingham, Alabama-...

  • *Ukraine is seeking a writedown on its debt. LONDON, June 23- Ukraine is likely to pay all bond coupons falling due over the summer but a $500 million maturity in September could mark a halt to debt repayments if a restructuring deal has not been reached by then. War-ravaged and on International Monetary Fund life support, Ukraine has threatened to suspend payments...

  • NEW YORK, June 23- Puerto Rico's distressed power authority, PREPA, will meet in New York on Thursday with its creditors, which have offered a new debt restructuring plan in response to a PREPA proposal earlier this month, three people familiar with the talks told Reuters. Restructuring talks are in crunch time, with PREPA facing a July 1 interest payment it has said...

  • CALGARY, Alberta, June 23- Pipeline company TransCanada Corp and oil and gas producer Encana Corp both said on Tuesday they were cutting jobs, joining other Canadian energy firms that have laid off staff since global oil prices slumped. TransCanada, the backer of the controversial Keystone XL pipeline project, said it cut 185 jobs following a restructuring to...

  • LONDON, June 22- A committee of Ukraine's bondholders said on Monday that a debt restructuring plan proposed by Kiev was based on IMF estimates that were not yet publicly available, adding it hoped to meet with the Fund and Ukraine's government soon. Ukraine is negotiating with foreign bondholders to restructure $23 billion of debt as part of a broader...