One of Puerto Rico’s most essential utilities company has returned to the capital markets for the first time in eight years, the Associated Press reported. The comeback took place on Thursday after government officials in the U.S. territory announced the issuance of $1.4 billion worth of bonds.
Puerto Rico in Distress
The U.S. government isn’t liable for losses on $3 billion in Puerto Rico pension bonds, a federal judge said yesterday, rejecting efforts to put U.S. taxpayers on the hook for compensating investors, the Wall Street Journal reported. Judge Richard A. Hertling of the U.S. Court of Federal Claims said bondholders can’t hold the U.S.
The U.S. Supreme Court yesterday declined to review an appeals court ruling against a group of Puerto Rico bondholders seeking pension assets and a share of future revenue, Pensions&Investments reported. On Jan. 30, the U.S.
Puerto Rico’s pro-statehood candidate Pedro Pierluisi yesterday was holding on to his narrow lead in the gubernatorial race as ballot counting continued and his chief rival refused to concede, Bloomberg News reported.
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