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Puerto Rico’s federal overseers are poised to raise their forecast for the island’s budget surplus over the next four decades after an influx of aid and rebuilding from last year’s storm is expected to give a jolt to the economy, Bloomberg reported.

Investors who lost money on UBS Group AG mutual funds stuffed with Puerto Rico government bonds can’t sue as a group, a federal judge said Monday, a setback in their efforts to collect from the Swiss financial services giant, the WSJ Pro Bankruptcy reported. The ruling by Judge Sidney H. Stein of the U.S.

The Puerto Rican government is taking a hard line on rebuilding properties decimated by last year’s Hurricane Maria, offering homeowners federal financial assistance only if they move out of flood-prone areas, the Wall Street Journal reported.

Creditors overwhelmingly approved a plan to restructure bonds issued by Puerto Rico’s insolvent Government Development Bank (GDB), according to preliminary voting results announced yesterday, Reuters reported. The U.S. Commonwealth’s Fiscal Agency and Financial Advisory Authority said final results are expected on or around Sept. 19.

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The Financial Oversight and Management Board for Puerto Rico was created under the Puerto Rico Oversight, Management and Economic Stability Act of 2016. The Board consists of seven members appointed by the President of the United States and one ex officio member designated by the Governor of Puerto Rico. Access information on the Board, documents, videos of meetings, calendar of events and live webcasts by clicking here.