Debt And Bond Markets

Lebanon's Central Bank workers suspend strike for 3 days

May 7, 2019

Lebanon's Central Bank of Lebanon employees suspend their open-ended strike for 3 days, hoping no wage cuts

Lebanon stock trading suspended over central bank strike

May 6, 2019

The Beirut Stock Exchange says it is suspending trading due to the open strike declared by the employees of Lebanon's central bank

Puerto Rico reaches key deal with power company bondholders

May 4, 2019

Puerto Rico's government has reached a key debt restructuring deal with a group that bought bonds issued by the U.S. territory's power company

US lawmakers review control board's role in Puerto Rico

May 2, 2019

U.S. lawmakers are reviewing the work of a federal control board created by Congress to oversee Puerto Rico's finances amid complaints that it is ineffective and has cost the bankrupt U.S. territory's government millions of dollars in operating expenses

The Latest: Powell says politics not part of policy decision

May 1, 2019

The Latest: Powell says politics not part of monetary policy decisions

Greek 2018 primary budget surplus exceeds forecasts, at 4.4%

Apr 23, 2019

Greece's statistical authority says the country's budget execution was better than expected in 2018, with tough revenue-boosting measures raising the primary surplus to 4.4% of annual output

Markets Right Now: Stocks end holiday-shortened week higher

Apr 18, 2019

Stocks managed small gains but not enough to prevent a losing week for the S&P 500 following three weeks of gains.

Lebanon's PM vows strict austerity reforms to avoid crash

Apr 17, 2019

Prime minister says Lebanon has no choice but to take strict austerity measures to avoid economic 'catastrophe'

Malaysia revives China-backed rail link, cost cut by a third

Apr 12, 2019

Malaysia has decided to resume a China-backed rail link project, after the Chinese contractor agreed to cut construction cost

Western banks help Saudis raise $12 billion in bonds

Apr 10, 2019

Saud Arabia's oil company has raised $12 billion in a bond issue that shows Western investors are keen to do business with the kingdom despite the scandal over the killing of a dissident journalist.