MADRID, July 18 Creditors of a bankrupt Spanish
motorway business delayed a meeting to decide whether to
liquidate it on Friday, two sources close to negotiations said,
after a request put forward by state lawyers.
"The judge has put off the meeting until the 19th of
September," one of the sources said. The request was made by the
counsel for the state, a legal body which represents the
interests of the state, the sources said.
The cancellation of the meeting, which could have ended with
the government having to stump up around 500 million euros ($676
million) in debt payments, gives Spain more time to find a way
to prevent billions of euros of debt from nine failed toll road
companies ending up on its books.
($1 = 0.7396 Euros)
(Reporting By Sonya Dowsett; Editing by Julien Toyer)