Friday, November 27, 2009

UBS Analysts: Dubai Debt may be more than $80 Billion

by Calculated Risk on 11/27/2009 08:33:00 AM

A little more Dubai news ...

From Bloomberg: Dubai Debt May Be Higher Than $80 Billion, UBS Analysts Say

Dubai... may owe more than the $80 billion to $90 billion in liabilities assumed by investors, UBS AG analysts said in a note.

“Perhaps Dubai’s debt includes sizeable off-balance sheet liabilities that imply a total debt burden well above the $80 billion to $90 billion markets have estimated so far,” real estate analyst Saud Masud wrote in a note yesterday. “This could imply that the debt issued by Dubai in recent weeks is insufficient to meet upcoming redemptions.”
And more: RBS Led Dubai World Lenders, HSBC May Have Most at Stake in UAE
RBS, the largest U.K. government-controlled bank, arranged $2.3 billion, or 17 percent, of Dubai World loans since January 2007, JPMorgan said in a report today .... HSBC, Europe’s biggest bank, has the “largest absolute exposure” in the U.A.E. with $17 billion of loans in 2008, JPMorgan said ...