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A moment of hope for Puerto Rico’s economy?

February 18, 2020

Agreement with bondholders to restructure $35bn-worth of debt could mark a turning point for the Caribbean island’s struggling economy.

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What now for Puerto Rico?

December 1, 2017

Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico, which was already suffering from high debt levels, creaking infrastructure and a dwindling workforce. Now there is a risk the US territory’s woes will become entrenched, and that the banks present on the islands will decide to cut their losses. Jane Monahan reports.

Puerto Ricos banks enter survival mode

Puerto Rico's banks enter survival mode

July 1, 2015

Growth in Puerto Rico's economy is sluggish, and its banks have been struggling to find profitable areas. However, a round of mergers and acquisitions – some of them enforced – and opportunities overseas mean that the island's lenders are finding some ways to expand.

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Puerto Rico's banks reach a critical juncture

December 30, 2009

Puerto Rico's dependence on the US meant that the subprime crisis hit its banking sector particularly hard. A period of consolidation is now expected, but who the winners will be - the big domestic players or foreign-owned entities - remains to be seen. Writer Jane Monahan in Puerto Rico

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