Puerto Rico’s bankruptcy created some debt securities that don’t pay interest, but still managed to deliver an almost $400 million windfall to investors this month, Bloomberg News reported.
Puerto Rico in Distress
A group of U.S. lawmakers is asking tax authorities to accelerate an investigation into rich Americans seeking lucrative tax breaks in Puerto Rico, Bloomberg News reported.
A federal judge on Tuesday tentatively approved a portion of the newest plan to restructure $10 billion of debt owed by Puerto Rico’s power company amid heated negotiations between creditors and the U.S. territory’s government, the Associated Press reported.
A collection of bondholders and insurers of Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority (Prepa) debt are banding together in their opposition to the bankrupt utility’s proposal to slash its debt by 75%, Bloomberg News reported.
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