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Marston's plans to scale back expansion to pay off £200m debt  The Drinks Business

Pub and brewing company Marston's will scale back its planned expansion in order to pay off some of its £1.2 billion debt pile. (Photo: Elliot Brown/Flickr).


The IMF's focus on debt recovery must be corrected  Financial Times

In this guest post Peter Doyle, a former senior IMF economist, argues that the Fund's fiscal conditionality costs more than meets the eye. My recent alarum about ...


Chinese app tells people if they are close to someone in debt  Evening Standard

Authorities in China have launched an app that tells people if they are in close proximity to someone in debt. An app named “a map of deadbeat debtors” has ...


China bad debt disposals hit levels not seen for 20 years  Financial Times

Disposals of bad debt in China are reaching levels not seen in nearly two decades as the banking sector grapples with an onslaught of poor-quality loans that ...


Investors in debt-laden companies face messy workouts  Financial Times

Byzantine debt structures will lead to lengthy, litigious and very costly bankruptcies.


Graphic: The new corporate debt market  Financial Times

How do weaker borrowers get their hands on credit?


Government debt hits record $66 trillion, 80% of global GDP, Fitch says  CNBC

"Government debt levels are high, leaving many countries poorly positioned for financial tightening as global interest rates begin to move higher," says James ...


New study points to debt woes for more than 130,000 in city  Yorkshire Evening Post

Debt worries linked to spending from two years ago are blighting huge numbers of Leeds residents – who are today urged to seek help.


Eurozone faces risky game of 'political chicken' as debt fears rise  Telegraph.co.uk

The end of quantitative easing will increase the risk of countries defaulting on their debt and may start a “game of political chicken” in the eurozone if Italy needs ...


This is the worst place to live in America to pay down debt  CNBC

LendingTree recently analyzed data in 50 of the biggest metro areas in the U.S. to find which city was the worst to live in if you're looking to pay down debt.


Sirius Minerals changes $3bn debt plan following lender talks  Financial Times

Sirius Minerals has changed the $3bn financing plan for its potash project in North Yorkshire following talks with prospective lenders. The funding package for ...


Debt crisis fears exaggerated, says Credit Suisse | Business  The Times

Fears of a global systemic debt crisis are overblown, Credit Suisse has argued, although the investment bank warned that there were pockets of risk that need to ...


Limited risks from global debt boom, says Credit Suisse  Financial News

There is little risk of a global financial meltdown caused by too much borrowing, according to a comprehensive new study from Credit Suisse — despite a record ...


Deripaska debt to VTB not written off under En+ sanctions deal: Interfax  Reuters

VTB Bank is not writing off debt owed by Oleg Deripaska under a deal to lift U.S. sanctions from Russia's En+ Group , VTB First Deputy CEO Yuri Soloviev was ...


Low income, no assets, large credit-card debt: why more older Australians are declaring bankruptcy  The Conversation AU

Research on bankrupts illustrates the contrasting financial fortunes of older Australians.


Eurozone household debt falls to lowest level since 2006  Financial Times

A measure of eurozone personal debt is at its lowest since before the financial crisis, making the region's consumers less vulnerable to the effects of a rise in ...


The Debt Machine  Financial Times

Leveraged companies could be caught out as the threat of recession looms.


How much credit card debt does the average Brit really have?  AOL UK

Credit card debt in the UK has been steadily climbing since July 2013, with Britain as a whole owing £72.5bn on credit cards according to statistics released by ...


Could junk debt lead to a new subprime-style meltdown?  The Week UK

Bank of England sparks concern among central banks after revealing the size of the global risky loan market.


Debt machine: are risks piling up in leveraged loans?  Financial Times

Regulators fear looser lending standards for low-rated companies could precipitate the next downturn.


African Borrowers Face Risk of Debt ‘Tipping Point’  Bloomberg

A third of African countries have unsustainable debt positions and the continent must reduce its reliance on foreign funding for projects that don't help them ...


EM groups will pay heavy price for gorging on debt  Financial Times

Less investment for growth and yet more borrowing beckons.


Venezuela's PDVSA, in default, says total debt fell in 2018  Reuters

Venezuela's state-run oil company PDVSA [PDVSA.UL] said on Tuesday its debt fell 5 percent in 2018 from a year ago to $34.6 billion, though it remains in ...


Cut your overdraft debt with 0% money transfer and balance transfer credit cards  The Sun

IF you're paying lots of interest on your overdraft, you're probably spending more than you need to. By using a 0 per cent credit card, it's usually possible to clear ...


NGO: Rising numbers saddled with €100+k in unsecured debt  YLE News

A record 43000-plus people sought free debt counselling in 2018, the highest in its 30-year history, the Guarantee Foundation said on Wednesday.


Venezuela's Guaido Says Opposition Seeks Financing, Debt Relief  Bloomberg

Venezuela's opposition would seek financial relief and a renegotiation of the nation's mounting foreign debt if it was recognized as the rightful government, Juan ...


MONEY CLINIC: We can't pay our debt  Fin24

Have a money problem that needs solving? Fin24 can help! This month our focus is on debt. Send your question to editor@fin24.com or find the Money Clinic ...


3 Colleges That Help You Handle Student Debt  KIIITV.com

With collective U.S. student loan debt nearing $1.5 trillion, some colleges are testing innovative solutions to help reduce student borrowing.


Barrow's debt crisis expected to spike this month as 'perfect Christmas' bills hit doormats  NW Evening Mail

BARROW'S debt crisis will spike in January as Christmas bills hit doormats, officials have warned.


Bank of England raises alarm over junk debt  Telegraph.co.uk

Fears are mounting that the $1.4 trillion risky loan market could lead to a subprime mortgage-style meltdown after Bank of England research caused shock ...


Home Truths Are Holding Back China’s Consumers  Bloomberg

An explosion of household debt, especially for mortgages, is depressing spending just when the economy needs it.


How January pushes the poorest towards the priciest debt  The Independent

For many people, this is now the fifth week since the last payday – and for a significant number that's causing serious problems. December is an expensive ...


UK reviews impact of student debt on financial stability  Financial Times

Bank of England examines how loans affect graduates' ability to spend and pay other debts.


Average UK household debt now stands at record £15,400  The Guardian

Britain's household debt mountain has reached a new peak, with UK homes now owing an average of £15,385 to credit card firms, banks and other lenders, ...


Why the US Corporate Debt Bubble Could Spark the Next Recession  CCN

US corporate debt has increased from $4.9 trillion to $9.1 trillion, by 86 percent in just over a decade, and it may spell trouble for the US stock market.


Premier clarifies public debt situation  Jordan Times

AMMAN — Prime Minister Omar Razzaz on Tuesday stressed that the situation of the public debt has seen a milestone development, as its ratio to GDP has ...


China reportedly made an app to show people if they're standing near someone in debt — a new part of its intrusive 'social credit' policy  Business Insider

It hopes to get citizens to monitor the so-called debtors and report them to authorities if they behave as if they could repay their loans.


Guggenheim's Scott Minerd warns about high debt levels in media and telecom companies  CNBC

Guggenheim's global chief investment officer, Scott Minerd, believes the media and telecommunications industry could start to feel financial pain in the coming ...


AB InBev, world's largest beer company, gets stock upgrade by RBC  CNBC

Investors should buy shares of AB InBev — the world's largest beer company — because a recent refinancing will lighten the company's massive debt burden, ...


Czech democracy ‘under threat’ from rising debt crisis  The Guardian

Snowed under with debts from a failed business, Renata's hands shook as she told a tale of financial misery that drove her to contemplate suicide and visited ...


Applicants for court-approved debt deals fall  Independent.ie

There has been a fall in the number of people applying for court-approved debt deals.


Huge borrowing hike by Doncaster households as debt escalates  Doncaster Today

Borrowing by Doncaster households has increased by 15 percent in the past five years along with a hike in credit card and car financing debt new figures have ...


Beat depressing Blue Monday by owning up to debt, experts say  Daily Mail

Tomorrow is 'Blue Monday' – supposedly the most depressing day of the year with money worries a key contributor. Financial experts say confiding in others is ...


New Look to regroup after restructuring debt  Drapers

New Look's refinancing, aimed at reducing its long-term debt by 80%, will put the retailer “on the front foot” in tackling its turnaround strategy, executive chairman ...


How a corporate debt pileup could intensify the global economic slowdown  MarketWatch

As global growth concerns come to a head, excessive debt levels are drawing the eyes of nervous investors.


Africa debt burden [Business]  africanews

On this business segment, presenter Jean-David Mihamle examines the roots of Africa's debt burden and explores measures that countries can turn to for funds ...


Securitize To Join IBM's Blockchain Accelerator To Modernize $82T Corporate Debt Market  Forbes

Securitize, a compliance platform and protocol for digitizing securities on the blockchain, has revealed that it's one of 10 companies to join the IBM Blockchain ...


Brexit threat exposes frailties in UK debt markets  Financial Times

The UK's debt markets have remained fairly tranquil over the past couple of years as Brexit looms — but that cannot be expected to continue if there is a chaotic ...


Recession Watch: The Debt Load of the Travel Industry’s Public Companies  Skift

Skift Research is looking to a solid growth year for the travel industry, but what if something unexpected occurs, and things get nasty? We thought it Skift looked ...


Money Saving Expert Martin Lewis advises how to shift credit card debt on This Morning  Express

Money Saving Expert Martin Lewis, 46, was met with huge praise from viewers of his Money Show last week, after explaining how people can shift their debt to ...


Drug dealer rented out addict’s council flat to clear €5,000 debt  The Irish Times

Dublin City Council sought possession of property for breach of tenancy agreement.


Tesla has $920 million in debt that's coming due — and it could wipe out a large chunk of the company's cash  CNBC

Tesla has a billion dollar debt coming due, and it could wipe out nearly a third of the company's cash if the stock price doesn't improve. About $920 million in ...


Prudential Capital Group provides $12.53 billion in private debt to middle-market companies in 2018  Business Wire

Prudential Capital Group provided $12.53 billion of senior debt and junior capital to over 200 middle-market companies and projects globally in 2018.


£2m bank charge for college clearing debt with bailout  FE Week

A cash-strapped college has spent almost £2 million of the bailout cash it received from the government on bank charges – although it has actually saved money ...


IMF’s global call to cut debt irrelevant to Indonesia: Sri Mulyani - The Jakarta Post  Jakarta Post

Finance Minister Sri Mulyani Indrawati has said that the International Monetary Funds (IMF) call for governments around the world to reduce foreign debt was ...


China’s globetrotting labourers face dangers and debt  Financial Times

Overseas workers struggle amid long hours, unsafe conditions and unpaid salaries.


Robin Hood Energy: Nottingham city council pledges to cover latest debt  West Bridgford Wire

The energy company owned by Nottingham City Council has been given further financial reassurances by the authority. The Labour-run council has extended ...


Nasdaq's Nordic Debt Market Continues to Grow  GlobeNewswire

Total listed volume of debt products listed at Nasdaq Nordic increased by 4% year over year - Sustainable Debt Market more than doubled in size, added retail ...


Dogs of the U.S. Corporate Debt Market Are Its Newest Darlings  Bloomberg

The U.S. corporate debt market's weakest links are showing new signs of strength.


Debt headache? Reboot your finances for the new year  The Guardian

Did you blow your budget in December? In a few days' time, the first set of post-Christmas credit card bills will land on doormats – and for many they will not ...


New Look to slash debt by £1bn to restore profitabilty  Sky News

Fashion retailer New Look plans to cut its debt by £1bn and raise more money to turnaround the business. The company, which is closing its remaining 120 ...


Poplar Kitten death: '£20 debt led to manslaughter' of newly-wed husband  Essex Live

Andrew Watt died following an incident outside the Poplar Kitten pub in Harlow.


Two mutual funds mark down IL&FS SPV debt  Economic Times

Two of the country's biggest mutual funds have marked down the value of debt issued by two special purpose vehicles (SPVs) of Infrastructure Leasing ...


From Shieldhill to sheriff court as hotelier is pursued for debts  Carluke Gazette

There were further troubles this week for the company which runs the Shieldhill Castle Hotel as it found itself being chased for debt at Lanark Sheriff Court.


Firm to rent homes back to families hit by debts  Independent.ie

Debt-wracked mortgage holders who are in danger of having their homes repossessed are set to get a new lifeline.


Moody’s downgrades Lebanon’s credit rating to junk over debt default concern  The National

Moody's Investors *Service* downgraded its credit rating for Lebanon deeper into junk territory, the first time in more than two decades, citing concerns over the ...


Hundreds of people in Barrow in debt owing more than £1m - shock report reveals  NW Evening Mail

BARROW'S debt crisis soared past a million pounds last year, according to a shocking new report.


Woman attacked with knife over 'cigarette debt'  The Ulster Herald

A MAN accused of beating a woman with a knife close to Strathroy last week over an alleged debt for cigarettes has been denied bail. The incident happened on ...


With Sky on its books, Comcast tops $100 billion in revenue, debt  Philly.com

Comcast Corp., the nation's largest cable-TV company with European pay-TV operators Sky on its balance sheet for the firs time, reported only modest cable-TV ...


Welsh pupils refused hot school dinners due to credit debt  BBC News

Pupils are being refused a hot meal in school if they have no credit on their cashless payment account, a group of councillors has claimed. When that happens ...


Buy Now, Pay Later Philosophy Means Debt  Wall Street Journal

Regarding Steve H. Hanke and Stephen J.K. Walters's op-ed “Lying Prices Keeping America Hooked on Spending” (Jan. 8): Repeated efforts to control the ...


How to cure a Christmas debt hangover  The Independent

You had a great Christmas. You enjoyed picking the best gifts for the people you love, you ate and drank well, and you caught up with friends and family you ...


Record year: Sustainable debt market surges forward in response to growing global demand  www.businessgreen.com

The global green finance market enjoyed another impressive year in 2018, as record levels of sustainable debt were issued on the back of solid growth from the ...


US national debt rises $2 trillion under Trump  CNN

The US national debt stood at $21.974 trillion at the end of 2018, more than $2 trillion higher than when President Donald Trump took office, according to ...


Peterborough Universal Credit claimants pushed into £5,000 debt arrears, new report claims  Peterborough Telegraph

Peterborough residents receiving Universal Credit have been pushed into debt, with some claiming they are in arrears of more than £5000.


Vulture funds eat up debt bonds of Pizza Express, owned by John Zhao  The Times

Vulture funds are believed to be stalking Pizza Express, buying up the company's debt on the cheap in an attempt to seize control. The high street restaurant's ...


This is the best place to live in America to pay down debt  CNBC

LendingTree recently analyzed data in 50 of the biggest metro areas in the U.S. to find which city was the best to live in if you're looking to pay down debt.


CANADA FX DEBT-C$ firms with oil but gains tempered by weak retail sales data  Reuters

The Canadian dollar edged higher against its U.S. counterpart on Wednesday, recovering from an earlier two-week low, as gains for stocks and oil prices offset ...


How to pay off all your debt in January 2019 with these easy steps  inews.co.uk

Christmas spending will have put the average person further into debt as the New Year starts. But it is possible to pay off a significant chunk in January.


Armenia national debt close to $7bn at end of 2018 The increase from the previous  Information-Analytic Agency NEWS.am

YEREVAN. – The national debt of Armenia amounted to 3 trillion 279.6 billion drams on December 31, 2017, whereas 3 trillion 349 billion drams, or 6 billion ...


Hedge funds target AA over debt pile  Telegraph.co.uk

Hedge funds have ramped up their bets against the AA, piling pressure on chief executive Simon Breakwell to get to grips with its enormous debts.


In Montana, the Practice of Suspending People's Licenses for Outstanding Court Debt Could Soon Be Over  ACLU

In more than 40 states across the country, state governments suspend people's driver's licenses for outstanding court debts, a practice that disproportionately ...


Beat That Post-Holiday Debt With These Tricks  WFMYNews2.com

Keep the memories from the holidays, not the debt.


Chilling Davos: A Bleak Warning on Global Division and Debt  The New York Times

An influential financier says investors should pay heed to growing risks and social tensions — a message resonating at the World Economic Forum.


South Africa Is Said to Help Zimbabwe With Debt-Clearance Talks  Bloomberg

South Africa offered to use its influence with the International Monetary Fund and World Bank to help broker a debt-clearance plan for Zimbabwe, according to a ...


What the 1MDB Scandal Can Teach Us About the Nature of Debt  Bloomberg

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As China’s debt soars, the market for buying bad loans revs up  The Economist

FOR MANY investors, debt in China is something to fear, a shadow over the world economy. But for a different breed, it looks more like a terrain of untapped ...


Provident Financial warns on profit after rise in bad debt  Financial Times

Subprime lender reports tougher trading at Vanquis credit card division.


Universal Credit’s five-week wait pushing Brits into spiralling debts from the start, MPs warn  The Sun

BRITS on Universal Credit will spiral into more debt when switching over to the new benefits system, MPs have warned. The powerful Work and Pensions ...


4 Ways to Pay Off Your Credit Card Debt in 2019  U.S. News & World Report

The new year can be a good time to take control of your finances, and for many people, paying off credit card debt is the first step. With new interest charges ...


Russia cuts foreign debt to decade low while boosting national reserves  RT

Russia's external debt has fallen by $64.4 billion or 12.4 percent from the beginning of last year, amounting to $453.7 billion as of January 1, 2019 – the lowest ...


More Canberrans grab debt consolidation lifeline  The RiotACT

Canberrans racking up multiple debts have piled into consolidation loans in attempts to seize back control of their personal finances, but experts warn there are ...


$9 million going towards Md. students for debt relief - 47abc  WMDT

MARYLAND – $9 millions dollars is making its way into the pockets of nearly 10,000 Maryland students who are struggling with student loan debt. Right now, on ...


Study: Texas Seniors Carry The Most Debt Nationwide  Houston Public Media

The study looked at non-mortgage debt balances for seniors in the 50 largest metros.


Average Household Debt Climbs to New High of £15,400  Money Expert

The TUC (Trades Union Congress) has released figures showing that average unsecured debt per household in the UK has reached a new peak of just under ...


Have we been misled over the importance of government debt?  The Independent

Fiscal illusion” sounds like the kind of thing Derren Brown might do to your wallet in front of a packed theatre. But actually, fiscal illusions are what perturb ...


The British high street crisis is due to debt, not Brexit  New Statesman

In 2018, the British high street endured its worst Christmas since the global financial crisis of 2008. Figures released by KPMG, which audits many of the firms in ...


How Bitcoin Gets To $10 Million and Solves The World Debt Problem  Bitcoinist

It's a scenario we'd all like to see... and of course, eradicating world debt would also be a good thing. But is there a path to get there? Possibly, Bitcoin will reach ...


REPORT: Dame Dash Uses Lee Daniels' Settlement Money to Pay Debt  XXLMAG.COM

Dame Dash flips some of settlement money he won from Lee Daniels to pay off $400000 debt.