vendredi 19 juillet 2013

Détroit se déclare en banqueroute

Detroit May File For Bankruptcy Overnight
ZeroHedge, 18/07/2013 (traduire en Français texte en anglais )
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Presenting default you can believe in, as the largest municipal bankruptcy in US history, involing the one-time iconic "motor city" which now has a population of 700,000 and some $20 billion in liabilities, is about to become reality. But fear not: the Detroit bankruptcy, like rising rates, are entirely due to the economic recovery.

Les retraites des employés de la ville vont sauter :
Muni Retirees Face 90% Loss Under Detroit's Pending "Free-Fall" Bankruptcy
ZeroHedge, 18/07/2013 (traduire en Français texte en anglais )
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The current plan (for now rejected by creditors) means a 90% loss for muni-worker retirees, 81% loss for unsecured creditors, and a 75% loss for secured creditors leaving a "free fall" bankruptcy filing - one without a clear plan or much agreement beforehand with creditors - the most likely outcome "because there is no other way out of here if we don't reach consensus."

11 Depressing Stats About Detroit
Business Insider, Sam Ro, 18/07/2013 (traduire en Français texte en anglais )
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  1. Detroit's population has plunged 63% since 1950.
  2. ...and it's down 26% since 2000.
  3. The unemployment rate hit a high of 27.8% in July 2009.
  4. As of April 2013, the unemployment rate was at 16%.
  5. Even though the population fell 63% since 1950, the municipal workforce fell by just 40%, adding to the strain on public finances.
  6. Detroit has the highest violent crime rate of any large U.S. city
  7.'s five times higher than the national average.
  8. 40% of the city's street lights don't work.
  9. 78,000 structures and 66,000 lots are abandoned.
  10. Arson accounts for 1,000 of 12,0000 fires per year.
  11. ...60% of those arson fires are in dilapidated or empty buildings.

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