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Monday, November 30, 2009

Dubai: Government Will Not Stand Behind Dubai World Debt

by Calculated Risk on 11/30/2009 08:39:00 AM

From The Times: Investors face huge losses as Dubai abandons debt company

The Government of Dubai said today that it will not stand behind its wholly-owned subsidiary Dubai World, prompting fears that the company’s creditors could lose billions of dollars.

Today's comment, from Abdulrahman al-Saleh, the director general of Dubai’s Department of Finance, effectively confirms that country does not have enough money to repay Dubai World’s $60 billion of liabilities. ...
From the Financial Times: Dubai official confirms no guarantee

From MarketWatch: Dubai World debt not backed by government:official