Several days after Puerto Rico's governor declared his island's debts "not payable," a spate of borrowers there indicated just the opposite.» Read More
NEW YORK— Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Tuesday on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market:. Treehouse Foods Inc., up $6.89 to $81.03. Willis Group Holdings PLC, up $1.50 to $46.90.
CNBC's Jim Cramer explains why the Puerto Rico situation is more important than Greece or China.
June 30- Standard& Poor's Ratings Services lowered its credit rating on Puerto Rico to' CCC-minus' from' CCC-plus', hours after Governor Alejandro Garcia Padilla said the U.S. territory needed a period of bankruptcy to restructure its debt. Former IMF staffers-- engaged by Government Development Bank, Puerto Rico's financing arm-- issued a damning report on Sunday...
All eyes are on Greece's impending default, but Societe Generale's Larry McDonald says it's another crisis that threatens the financial market.
*Former bankruptcy judge: Puerto Rico "urgently needs our help". Steven Rhodes, the retired U.S. bankruptcy judge who oversaw Detroit's historic bankruptcy and has now been retained by Puerto Rico to help solve its problems, gave a blunt assessment on Monday. Puerto Rico "urgently needs our help," Rhodes said.
NEW YORK, June 29- Puerto Rico is "insolvent" and will soon run out of cash, according to a newly appointed adviser to the commonwealth who was the judge who oversaw the historic bankruptcy of Detroit. The U.S. territory's future hinges on gaining eligibility for debt restructuring under the U.S. bankruptcy code, a process it does not currently have access to, said...
*Greece will not pay IMF on Tuesday: Govt official. *Euro STOXX 50 index- biggest one-day fall since 2011. And Greece appeared to confirm it was heading for a default after a government official said the country would not pay a 1.6 billon euro loan installment due to the International Monetary Fund on Tuesday.
NEW YORK— Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Monday on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market:. MBIA Inc., down $1.95 to $6.37. National Bank of Greece, down 31 cents to 97 cents.
*Greece will not pay IMF on Tuesday: Govt official. *Euro STOXX 50 index- biggest one-day fall since 2011. Greece appeared to confirm it was heading for a default after a government official said the country would not pay a 1.6 billon euro loan installment due to the International Monetary Fund on Tuesday.
And that was before Puerto Rico Governor Alejandro Garcia Padilla admitted Monday that the country's budget gap was bigger than thought and it could not repay more than $70 billion in debt. Over the past year, funds run by Goldman Sachs Group Inc have increased their exposure to Puerto Rico to attract yield-hungry investors, U.S. regulatory filings show.
As Puerto Rico's dire fiscal and economic situation becomes more acute, it could see its population decreasing even further.
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...
The White House said Monday it is not contemplating bailing out Puerto Rico from its financial hole.
*Euro STOXX 50 index- biggest one-day fall since 2011. June 29- U.S. stocks extended their losses in heavy trading on Monday, adding to a global selloff, after a collapse in Greek bailout talks intensified fears that the country could be the first to exit the euro zone. In Europe, the blue-chip Euro STOXX 50 index suffered its biggest one-day fall since 2011..
As Puerto Rico struggles to pay off its $72 billion in debt, uncertainty on the island is hitting shares of bond insurers.
NEW YORK— Shares of bond insurers tumbled Monday after Puerto Rico's governor said the U.S. territory had little hope of paying its $72 billion debt. Puerto Rico's bonds are popular with U.S. mutual funds because they are tax-free, but hedge funds and distressed-debt buyers began stepping in to buy up debt as the island's economy worsened and its credit rating...
*Nine of 10 S&P sectors in the red. June 29- Most U.S. stocks fell on Monday after Greek bailout talks collapsed, intensifying fears that the country could be the first to exit the euro zone. The European Central Bank froze funding to Greek banks, forcing Athens to shut banks for a week to keep them from collapsing.
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...
The S&P 500 and the Nasdaq Composite fell around 0.7 percent as markets around the world slumped on fears that other European countries would suffer if Greece defaults. The European Central Bank froze funding to Greek banks, forcing Athens to shut banks for a week to keep them from collapsing. said Leo Grohowski, who oversees about $194 billion in client assets...
"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.