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Dubai

Risk Watch  03/08/12

Emaar and other leading Dubai companies report large gains

Company results by Dubai’s largest developers, Emaar, Nakheel and Union Properties indicate a modest return to growth....
Risk Watch  03/07/12

JAFZA repay $2 billion bond

Dubai government-owned entity JAFZA has repaid a US$ 2 billion Islamic bond, five months ahead of schedule....
 
Bahrain  17/05/12

GCC countries fail to agree on Saudi-Bahrain proposed union as Iran threatens

The failure of the GCC to accept or even negotiate a Saudi proposal for further integration is a blow to the Saudi regional position....
Risk Watch  17/05/12

Dubai property prices rise

Data shows that the property prices in Dubai have risen for the first time since the credit crunch....
 
Risk Watch  18/04/12

Dubai Group restarts debt talks

Dubai Group has offered to restart talks with creditors to discuss payback of US$10 billion of debt....
Bahrain  02/05/11

Iran relations with GCC deteriorate markedly

The relationships between the GCC and Iran have deteriorated on a number of fronts....
 
Dubai  18/04/11

Dubai appears to benefit from regional unrest

Dubai appears to be benefiting from the regional unrest as regional investors move funds to Dubai....
Dubai  12/04/11

Dubai faces mini-boom

The UAE and the emirate of Dubai in particular are likely to experience a mini-boom as a result of the regional situation....
 
Risk Watch  16/02/11

Dubai’s property market still in decline as UP posts losses

Leading Dubai developer Union Properties posts massive losses in 2010, leading to a sharp decline of shares prices for other developers in the UAE as well. ...
Dubai  01/02/11

Rumours that World Island is sinking; Mass vacancies in retails space in Dubai

Reports that The World Island in Dubai is sinking, coupled by news of unprecedented retail vacancies in Dubai will add further pressure to the Dubai real-estate market....
 
Risk Watch  01/02/11

GCC markets tumble after Egypt protests

Stock markets across the GCC have tumbled as a result of the demonstrations in Egypt....
Dubai  17/01/11

Dubai's Zabeel seeks debt restructuring as Dubai may seek to privatize assets

Dubai government-affiliated Zabeel group is seeking to restructure over US $1.6 in debt, as the government hints at privatization of infrastructure companies....
 
Dubai  17/01/11

Dilution fears for UAE blue-chip stocks

Negative news about two of the UAE’s leading companies threaten to shake economic confidence in the country....
Risk Watch  03/01/11

Oil prices remain above $90 per barrel

The increase of oil price to over US$ 90 per barrel is a positive development for all GCC states and Yemen....
 
Dubai  01/12/10

Wikileaks claim GCC leaders urged attack on Iran

The US diplomatic cables published by wikileaks is likely to increase the risk of Iranian or Shiite attacks against some GCC states, who are claimed to have pushed the US to bomb Iran....
Dubai  01/12/10

Dubai considers selling off prized assets to pay debts

The announcement that Dubai is now planning to consider selling some of its assets is confirmation that the emirate has given up on trying to resolve its crisis with help from Abu Dhabi....
 
Dubai  16/11/10

Dubai Group misses two loan repayments

Dubai Group is reported to have defaulted on two payments. This will erode any regain of credibility that the emirate tried to build over the past year, since the Dubai World crisis. ...
Dubai  18/10/10

Dubai continues to successfully sell bonds

Dubai has successfully accessed the international bond market again, raising US $ 2 billion from international investors....
 
Dubai  01/10/10

Dubai $1.25 Billion Bond Issue Oversubscribed

Dubai government’s first bond sale since the emirate announced it was unable to repay its debt and the positive manner in which this has been received is positive news for Dubai....
Dubai  20/09/10

Dubai World debt appears to be heading for solution

The announcement by Dubai World that it has agreed with most of its creditors on debt restructuring is a positive piece of news that will help Dubai move past the economic crisis....
 
 

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