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WSJ: Detroit nearing deal with bond insurers

  • An agreement between Detroit and bond insurers Assured Guaranty (AGO), Ambac (AMBC), and National Public Finance Guaranty (MBI) would be a critical step as the city winds its way through Chapter 9 bankruptcy. Detroit emergency manager Kevin Orr has deemed about $410M of previously sacrosanct general-obligation debt as unsecured, a decision bond insurers - who would be on the hook for millions if the paper sees just the 15% recovery Orr has proposed - are howling about.
  • "Time is growing shorter," said Michigan Governor Rick Snyder in an interview today. "A lot of work is going on in the mediation process, with great urgency ... [the] best case" is for parties to reach a settlement. A deal, says the Journal, could be struck as early as tomorrow.
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Comments (4)
  • Michael Bryant
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    Has anybody bought Detroit bonds? How high are the coupons?
    8 Apr 2014, 10:17 PM Reply Like
  • DeepValueLover
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    Looks like another great chance to back up the truck again in (MBI) and (AMBC) is coming within 24 hours.

     

    The core businesses are doing fine and an AA+ rating may be only a year away at most.
    8 Apr 2014, 10:58 PM Reply Like
  • Mattster
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    maybe then Detroit can apply for inclusion in the Frontier market index if they are lucky
    8 Apr 2014, 11:46 PM Reply Like
  • me-awwCmon!
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    Sounds like another pump and dump.
    8 May 2014, 11:22 PM Reply Like
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