Puerto Rico benchmark bond drops to record low after Trump remark

Puerto Rico benchmark bond drops to record low after Trump remarkPuerto Rico’s benchmark general obligation bonds fell on Wednesday, hitting a record low, after U.S. President Donald Trump suggested late on Tuesday that the island’s massive debt load will have to be wiped out because of devastation caused by Hurricane Maria. Early on Wednesday, White House Budget Director Mick Mulvaney backed away from Trump’s comments. The president was referring to Puerto Rico’s need to fix its own debt issues through its oversight board, Mulvaney said in an interview on CNN.



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