Monday, November 30, 2009

CNBC on Dubai World Debt Restructuring

by Calculated Risk on 11/30/2009 03:55:00 PM

From CNBC: Dubai World to Restructure About $26 Billion of Debt

Dubai World said it would try to restructure about $26 billion of debt, far less than the nearly $60 billion in total liabilities that the Dubai government's investment arm had as of August.
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"Creditors need to take part of the responsibility for their decision to lend to the companies," said Abdulrahman al-Saleh, director general of Dubai's Department of Finance.
Hmmm ... that statement could apply to mortgage lenders in the U.S. too.