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  1. July 4, 2014

    Dubai World in talks to extend term of $10.5bn loan

    Dubai World is in talks with creditors to extend a $10.5bn debt maturity due in 2018, sparking divided reactions among...

  2. May 12, 2014

    Dubai International Capital to sell Mauser for $1.7bn

    Dubai International Capital has agreed to sell Mauser Group for about $1.7bn as the state-linked private equity group speeds...

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  1. May 7, 2014

    Investment Corporation of Dubai reveals first financial results

    Dubai’s state holding company has for the first time revealed financial results, as the Gulf emirate seeks to tempt...

  2. November 13, 2013

    Dubai to repay debt as economy strengthens

    Dubai state-owned entities are closing in on deals to purchase indebted domestic assets controlled by Dubai World, the...

  3. September 3, 2013

    Dubai World in talks to offload stake in Goldfinger hotel

    Dubai is in advanced talks to offload its stake in Miami Beach’s Fontainebleau hotel, which featured in the James Bond film...

  4. August 29, 2013

    DP World: building resilience

    Remember the fuss in 2006 that forced DP World to sell its portfolio of US assets after buying P & O? That might have been a...

  5. August 27, 2013

    Dubai Aerospace Enterprise in talks to merge US unit with BBA

    Dubai Aerospace Enterprise (DAE), the aviation finance and engineering group, has confirmed that it is in talks with BBA...

  6. June 12, 2013

    Brookfield shows confidence in Europe as it plans €1.65bn spree

    The largest owner of office space in North America is planning a €1.65bn spending drive in Europe, as foreign investors show...

  7. June 11, 2013

    Dubai World divests Gazeley logistics group

    Dubai World has sold one of its UK assets, marking its first major divestment since the indebted government-owned...

  8. May 2, 2013

    Creditors urge Dubai World to accelerate asset sales

    Creditors are pressuring Dubai World to speed up sales of assets such as its casino in Las Vegas and entertainment company...

  9. March 20, 2013

    Asset sales help lift DP World profits

    Dubai Ports operator DP World reported a 21 per cent increase in 2012 net profit, as it sold assets and benefited from...

  10. March 11, 2013

    Dubai faces ‘pivotal year’, says Moody’s

    Dubai faces “a pivotal year” in 2014 as government debt repayments of $20bn loom, despite an uptick in the emirate’s trade...

  11. January 16, 2013

    New course for QE2 as investors come aboard

    Asian investors are set to invest in refitting the Queen Elizabeth 2 as a floating hotel, ending the five-year saga...

  12. November 28, 2012

    UK courts used for Kuwaiti debt workout

    Kuwaiti firm Global Investment House’s decision to use the UK courts could set a new precedent for debt restructuring in the...

  13. November 19, 2012

    Dubai hopes revival is built on solid foundations

    You feel it in the thickness of the traffic and in the bustle of the hotels and restaurants. You hear it in the rumours of...

  14. October 17, 2012

    JPMorgan appoints public sector chief

    JPMorgan has hired Ahmed Saeed as head of public sector coverage for the Middle East. He will report to Abdulaziz...

  15. October 3, 2012

    Banking veteran joins Finance House

    Robert Mohamed, a 28-year banking industry veteran who used to be the top investment banker at National Bank of Abu Dhabi,...

  16. beyondbrics

    September 13, 2012

    Dubai's creditors: playing chicken

    Sorting out Dubai Group’s $10bn debts was always going to be tougher than most negotiations over the emirate’s total $110...

  17. September 12, 2012

    Banks in legal action against Dubai Group

    Three banks, including the Royal Bank of Scotland, have launched legal proceedings against a Dubai investment firm, calling...

  18. September 10, 2012

    Advisory firms in Dubai hunt for income

    Boutique investment advisers once buoyed by dreams of a lasting deal bonanza after Dubai’s financial turmoil are being...

  19. September 3, 2012

    Dubai Drydocks protected in landmark case

    Drydocks World, Dubai’s ship overhaul company, made history last week in a case that used specialist insolvency legislation...

  20. August 29, 2012

    Abu Dhabi goes full sail for port upgrade

    Abu Dhabi will launch the first phase of its new multibillion-dollar Khalifa Port on Saturday, as the oil-rich capital...

  21. July 23, 2012

    Dubai set to release British businessman

    British businessman Safi Qurashi is set for release after a panel of Dubai judges found him innocent of most charges that...

  22. July 20, 2012

    Dubai government replaces Istithmar board

    Dubai’s government has replaced the entire board of one its investment funds just a fortnight after they were appointed, in...

  23. July 18, 2012

    Palmer steps down from Qatar film role

    Amanda Palmer, who since 2009 has been the most visible figure in Qatar’s effort to develop a film industry, has stepped...

  24. beyondbrics

    July 10, 2012

    Dubai restructuring goes awry

    Things have been going Dubai’s way of late. The emirate may still have a debt burden of $110bn but its state-related...

  25. July 9, 2012

    Dubai property group close to debt deal

    Limitless, the property arm of Dubai state-owned conglomerate Dubai World, is nearing a deal to restructure $1.2bn in debt...

  26. July 2, 2012

    Dubai to refit Queen Elizabeth 2 as hotel

    Dubai plans to refit the Queen Elizabeth 2 as a 300-room hotel, ending five years of uncertainty over the fate of the...

  27. July 2, 2012

    How developer weathered storm in paradise

    Nakheel’s chairman, Ali Rashid Lootah, says the Dubai property developer and its peers have benefited from the emirate’s...

  28. June 27, 2012

    Drydocks World ties up with Asian group

    Drydocks World, the Dubai ship-repair company, has agreed to form a joint venture with the Kuok Group’s Pacific Carriers as...

  29. May 8, 2012

    Dubai fund gives up control of Barneys

    Dubai’s sovereign wealth fund has given up control of luxury retailer Barneys New York, dealing a blow to Istithmar World,...

  30. May 3, 2012

    Dubai plans to build underwater hotel

    Dubai has announced plans to build an underwater hotel, in a sign that the emirate is shaking off its financial crisis and...

  31. beyondbrics

    April 26, 2012

    Dubai's re-return to the bond market

    We’re not in 2009 any more, Toto. Dubai’s second sovereign bond issue since its debt crisis and near-default went ahead...

  32. beyondbrics

    April 19, 2012

    Dubai debt: don't mess with the emir

    Dubai Inc is well on the way to completing $34bn in debt restructuring triggered by the 2009 financial crisis thanks largely...

  33. beyondbrics

    April 5, 2012

    Dubai restructuring: squeezing lenders

    The lawyers have been busy this week in Dubai’s crowded debt-restructuring market. First, debt-laden ship repairer Dubai...

  34. April 4, 2012

    Drydocks restructures using untested law

    If Dubai’s 2009 debt crisis was an earthquake that shook the emirate’s economic foundations, Drydocks World’s filing for...

  35. April 3, 2012

    Twin debt filings by Dubai Drydocks

    Dubai’s Drydocks World on Monday launched twin legal actions in Dubai and Singapore as it seeks to push through a $2.2bn...

  36. April 2, 2012

    Dubai Drydocks takes $2.2bn debt to tribunal

    Dubai’s Drydocks World has applied for insolvency protection at a tribunal in the emirate as it seeks to push through its...

  37. April 1, 2012

    Dubai Drydocks looks to debt tribunal

    Dubai’s Drydocks World is considering applying for insolvency protection at a special tribunal in the emirate to push...

  38. March 5, 2012

    Anxiety mounts in Gulf over debt repayments

    A wave of looming debt maturities threatens to create more volatility in the region’s debt markets, as borrowers face a...

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