CREDIT DAYBOOK AMERICAS: Bed Bath Inches Closer to a Bankruptcy

Bed Bath & Beyond edged closer to a bankruptcy filing on Thursday after the retailer said it had received a default notice from JPMorgan and warned it didn’t have enough funds to make payments. Meanwhile, Barclays expects credit spreads to likely react more to an economic slowdown than to a less-hawkish Federal Reserve.

  • The spread on the Markit CDX North American Investment Grade Index, which declines as credit risk drops, widened 0.66 basis points to 72.56 as of 7:29 a.m. New York time
  • Creditors are demanding immediate repayment of Bed Bath & Beyond’s debt after it breached the terms …

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