SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) - The government bank responsible for issuing Puerto Rico's bonds says its liquidity has dropped below $1 billion as concerns grow it won't be able to make a large bond payment due soon amid the U.S. territory's economic crisis.

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) The government bank responsible for issuing Puerto Rico's bonds says its liquidity has dropped below $1 billion as concerns grow it won't be able to make a large bond payment due soon amid the U.S. territory's economic crisis.

The Government Development Bank said Wednesday that its liquidity stood at $875 million at the end of September.

The announcement comes a day after the bank's president and other government officials met with advisers of Puerto Rico bondholder groups as the territory's administration seeks to restructure a $72 billion public debt that the governor has said is unpayable and needs restructuring.

Investors and economists are now questioning whether the bank will be able to meet a $355 million bond payment due Dec. 1 given its dwindling funds.