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  • LONDON, Jan 22- Ukraine's sovereign dollar bonds slumped on Thursday after the government said it would seek talks with bondholders to "improve debt sustainability", interpreted by many as a call to restructure the debt. The comments by Finance Minister Natalia Yaresko are being seen as a call for creditors to write down some of Ukraine's debt as the country...

  • Jan 16- Wet Seal Inc filed for bankruptcy protection late on Thursday, a week after the struggling apparel retailer laid off 3,700 employees and closed 338 stores. Wet Seal, which reported slowing year-on-year sales growth for the past five quarters, warned last month that it may seek to restructure under provisions of the U.S. Wet Seal sells apparel and...

  • The next day they asked the judge assigned to the involuntary case to stay any voluntary bankruptcy until the Delaware bankruptcy judge can rule on the proper court to hear the case. Earlier on Tuesday, a Caesars attorney told a Delaware state court judge the company will seek to extend to itself the legal shield of bankruptcy protection once its operating unit...

  • DUBAI, Jan 13- The court administering Dubai World's restructuring has set March 17 as the provisional date for creditors to vote on whether to back a $14.6 billion debt deal. Under the plan, announced by Dubai World on Monday, part of its debt will be repaid early and the maturity of the rest extended by four years to 2022 with added incentives for creditors.

  • Jan 12- Hong Kong's key share index edged up on Monday, lifted by the business restructuring plan announced late on Friday by Li Ka- shing, Asia's richest man. "Li's reconstructuring boosted the share price of Hong Kong's property sector today, and I expect rise will last for a week," said Andy Wong, senior investment analyst at Harris Fraser in Hong Kong.

  • Jan 9- Caesars Entertainment Corp said on Friday it has garnered enough support from key creditors to carry out its $18.4 billion debt restructuring plan for its operating unit, which will soon file for bankruptcy. The plan will reduce the debt associated with Caesars Entertainment Operating Co Inc to $8.6 billion from $18.4 billion. Caesars has been weighed...

  • Jan 9- Caesars Entertainment Corp said on Friday it has garnered enough support from key creditors to carry out its $18.4 billion debt restructuring plan for its operating unit, which will soon file for bankruptcy. The plan will reduce the debt associated with Caesars Entertainment Operating Co Inc to $8.6 billion from $18.4 billion. Caesars has been weighed...

  • Clouds forming over US economy?   Friday, 9 Jan 2015 | 6:25 AM ET
    Clouds forming over US economy?

    Michelle Girard, RBS chief U.S. economist, and Peter Boockvar, The Lindsey Group, discuss risks to the U.S. economic expansion, including oil's recession and the end of QE.

  • Macy's ahead of retail game: Pro   Friday, 9 Jan 2015 | 6:16 AM ET
    Macy's ahead of retail game: Pro

    Dana Telsey, Telsey Advisory Group CEO, discusses the growing pressure among retailers to cut costs and revamp business models. It's brand names that seems to be winning, says Telsey.

  • Friendly's franchisee J&B files for bankruptcy protection Wednesday, 7 Jan 2015 | 12:08 AM ET

    Jan 6- Friendly's franchisee J&B Restaurant Partners of Long Island II LLC and certain affiliates filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on Tuesday as part of a pre-negotiated restructuring plan. The owner of 37 Friendly's restaurants in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut expects to exit bankruptcy over the next six months and to remodel at least 11...

  • NEW YORK/ SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico Dec 15- R estructuring experts will present different scenarios to overhaul Puerto Rico's troubled electric power authority to creditors on Monday, but will stop short of recommending job cuts, the president of PREPA's board said in a statement. The proposals, which will not be made public, were prepared by Chief Restructuring...

  • BUSINESS PLAN FOR PUERTO RICO ELECTRIC AUTHORITY TO BE. SAN JUAN, Dec 15- A business plan for PREPA, the troubled Puerto Rican electric authority, is to be presented to creditors on Monday, board president Harry Rodriguez said in a statement. The business plan of Chief Restructuring Officer Lisa Donahue is a working document that will present different scenarios...

  • Dec 11- Caesars Entertainment Corp has reached a tentative deal with senior bondholders over a debt restructuring plan for its largest unit, Caesars Entertainment Operating Co, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar with the matter. The unit has about $18.4 billion in debt, mostly held by hedge funds that buy up debt of troubled companies,...

  • BUENOS AIRES, Dec 11- Argentina, which faces a shortage of hard currency, received a third tranche of a currency swap from China on Thursday to bolster its foreign reserves, the country's central bank said. Argentina tipped into default for the second time in 12 years when a U.S. judge ruled it could not service debt that was restructured after its record 2002...

  • SeaWorld CEO to step down, company to cut jobs Thursday, 11 Dec 2014 | 6:15 PM ET

    SeaWorld did not say how many jobs it would cut, as part of its restructuring plan aimed at saving about $50 million by the end of 2015.. Negative publicity has hurt SeaWorld' s 11 park enterprises, with attendance rising only twice in the last seven quarters. SeaWorld shares closed at $16.09 on the New York Stock Exchange on Thursday.

  • BEIJING, Dec 9- Northern China's Hebei province, the country's dominant steel producing region, is set to move 16 million tonnes of output capacity to the coast in a step aimed at "upgrading" the sector. The Shougang Group- China's biggest steel mill formerly based in Beijing- has already shifted all its production facilities to Hebei's Caofeidian port.

  • As part of a report to be issued on Monday, the American Bankruptcy Institute's Commission to Study the Reform of Chapter 11 recommended eliminating a rule that at least one impaired creditor class must vote to accept a company's bankruptcy exit plan for the plan to be eligible for court approval. The rule allows savvy investors to block restructuring efforts...

  • BEIJING, Dec 5- The Chinese government has ordered its most polluted province, Hebei, to draw up fresh plans to "upgrade" its economy in a bid to ease its dependence on heavy industries like steel and cement, the Economic Observer newspaper reported on Friday. Hebei, which surrounds the capital Beijing, is China's biggest steel producer and home to seven of the...

  • LONDON, Dec 3- Ukrainian companies are struggling with foreign debt repayments, hit by the hryvnia's 45 percent fall this year, slumping revenues caused by economic recession and the conflict in the east of the country. First Ukrainian International Bank- Asked creditors for maturity extension on its $250 million bond due December 2014, to increase the tenor to...

  • Dec 1- The U.S. Congress failed last month to restructure dozens of expired tax breaks- some for business interests and some for ordinary Americans- and now time is short, prompting analysts to predict a no-frills, one-year renewal of the tax "extenders." Not renewing the extenders this year could delay 2015 tax return processing, the IRS has warned, while businesses...