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Puerto Rico Sales-Tax Bonds Rally After Negotiation Terms Released

  • Rival groups of bondholders release offer, counteroffers
  • Conflict between owners of sales-tax debt is key in bankruptcy
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Puerto Rico’s sales-tax bonds rallied after rival groups of bondholders disclosed details of negotiations over how to divide up the tax revenue, suggesting the sides are making strides toward resolving a major issue in the island’s bankruptcy.

The securities were among the most actively traded Friday. Subordinated sales-tax bonds due in 2042 -- which have a lower claim on the funds -- climbed to an average of 41 cents on the dollar from 38.5 cents Thursday and traded for as much as 44.8 cents, according to data compiled by Bloomberg. Senior securities due in 2040, among the most heavily traded, rose to an average of 84.8 cents from 81.6 cents.