Debt and bond markets

Demonstrators get ready to confront security forces during anti-government protests in Caracas, Venezuela, Tuesday, May 30, 2017. Protests against Maduro's government have left dozens dead in the last two months. The opposition wants immediate presidential elections and the liberation of political prisoners.(AP Photo/Fernando Llano)
May 30, 2017 - 9:42 pm
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuela opposition leaders are decrying Goldman Sachs Group Inc.'s purchase of bonds from the socialist government of President Nicolas Maduro, who has been targeted by almost two months of protests. The Wall Street Journal reported Sunday that the bank has bought $2.8...
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel, right, is flanked by International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde, in the Sicilian town of Taormina, Italy, Saturday, May 27, 2017. Leaders of the G7 meet Friday and Saturday, including newcomers Emmanuel Macron of France and Theresa May of Britain in an effort to forge a new dynamic after a year of global political turmoil amid a rise in nationalism. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)
May 29, 2017 - 12:00 pm
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece's finance minister insists the country's international creditors must agree on how to make Greece's debt sustainable to help the nation emerge from its protracted financial crisis. Euclid Tsakalotos said Monday that Greece had met all its reform commitments, and that it...
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Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin takes his seat on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, May 24, 2017, prior to testifying before the House Ways and Means Committee hearing on the Treasury Department's fiscal year 2018 budget proposals. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
May 24, 2017 - 3:59 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's budget (all times local): 3:50 p.m. Democratic lawmakers are pressing Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin (mih-NOO'-shin) on the administration's forthcoming tax overhaul proposal. They want to know whether it would meet a pledge he made...
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European Commissioner for the Economy Pierre Moscovici, right, talks with Greece's Finance Minister Euclid Tsakalotos prior to a meeting of Eurogroup finance ministers at the EU Council building in Brussels, Monday May 22, 2017. (AP Photo/Geert Vanden Wijngaert)
May 22, 2017 - 7:38 pm
BRUSSELS (AP) — Greece and its European creditors failed to clinch a deal Monday that would have seen the cash-strapped country get its next batch of bailout loans and secure an agreement on the sort of debt relief measures it can expect to get when its current bailout program ends next year...
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French President Emmanuel Macron, left, attends a joint press conference with German Chancellor Angela Merkel following talks in Berlin, Germany, Monday, May 15, 2017. (Michael Kappeler/dpa via AP)
May 15, 2017 - 1:51 pm
PARIS (AP) — The Latest on new French President Emmanuel Macron's first full day in office (all times local): 7:50 p.m. French President Emmanuel Macron says he has never pushed for jointly issued eurobonds and doesn't favor European countries taking joint responsibility for old debts. Macron's...
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FILE - In this Nov. 8, 2016 file photo, Rep. Raul Labrador, R-Idaho, talks in Boise, Idaho. Republicans relentlessly complained about big budget deficits during Democrat Barack Obama’s two terms, but now a growing number in the GOP are pushing for deep tax cuts even if it adds to the government’s $20 trillion debt. (AP Photo/Otto Kitsinger, File)
May 09, 2017 - 2:44 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans relentlessly complained about big budget deficits during Democratic President Barack Obama's two terms, but now a growing number in the GOP are pushing for deep tax cuts even if they add to the government's $20 trillion debt. President Donald Trump says he is pushing...
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May 09, 2017 - 2:42 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans relentlessly complained about big budget deficits during Democratic President Barack Obama's two terms, but now a growing number in the GOP are pushing for deep tax cuts even if they add to the government's $20 trillion debt. President Donald Trump says he is pushing...
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FILE - In this Oct. 29, 2016, file photo, Ricardo Rossello, then the Puerto Rican gubernatorial candidate, speaks during a forum, in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Gov. Rossello announced on Wednesday, May 3, 2017, a historic restructuring of a portion of the U.S. territory's $70 billion debt through courts after negotiations with bondholders failed. The announcement marks the biggest bankruptcy-type process ever for the U.S. municipal bond market. (AP Photo/Carlos Giusti, File)
May 03, 2017 - 2:23 pm
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico's governor on Wednesday announced a historic restructuring of a portion of the U.S. territory's $73 billion debt through courts after negotiations with bondholders failed. The announcement marks the biggest bankruptcy-type process ever for the U.S. municipal...
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May 03, 2017 - 12:45 pm
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico's governor on Wednesday announced a historic restructuring of a portion of the U.S. territory's $70 billion debt through courts after negotiations with bondholders failed. The announcement marks the biggest bankruptcy-type process ever for the U.S. municipal...
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Protesters chant slogans in front of Riot police cordon outside a hotel where bailout inspectors were due to resume talks with the Greek government in Athens, on Monday, May 1, 2017. Several thousand protesters have gathered outside Greece's parliament as May Day rallies kicked off around the country, and unions braced for more austerity measures imposed by bailout lenders. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)
May 02, 2017 - 4:39 am
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece and its creditors have reached a deal that will restart bailout loan payments and keep the country from facing default and reigniting a eurozone crisis this summer, officials said Tuesday. Following months of tough negotiations, the sides agreed that Greece should make...
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