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Crisis

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....
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  03/06/11

Bank deposits increase but banks reluctant to lend

Figures released by the UAE Central Bank indicate that bank deposits have reached their highest level in almost two years....
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. ...
 
Risk Watch  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  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....
 
Risk Watch  16/11/10

Abu Dhabi’s Aldar in difficulty as Abu Dhabi faces property oversupply

Abu Dhabi developer Aldar is reportedly seeking a government bailout as it’s CEO resigns, its shares tumble and the government announces that Abu Dhabi has an oversupply of real-estate....
Risk Watch  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. ...
 
In-depth analysis  02/11/10

The bank tax in Europe and Hungary

While currently it appears to be a success story from an economic and political point alike, the introduction of the bank tax presents significant risks already in the medium term....
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....
 
Flash Report  18/10/10

Legal legacy of the sludge catastrophe

Unexpected crises are moments that can make or break political leaders. They either flounder around for solutions or rise to the occasion....
In-depth analysis  14/10/10

Reform plans – How will Fidesz spend the next four years?

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán, slammed by opposition leaders and market analysts for his secretive approach to policymaking, has now removed all doubt....
 
Risk Watch  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....
Risk Watch  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....
 
Chart of the Week  06/09/10

Change of Government – A New Hope?

Among the Visegrad nations (Hungary, Poland, the Czech Republic and Slovakia), Hungarians have the dimmest view of their country’s economic situation and their personal finances....
Risk Watch  03/09/10

Dubai World announces plan to sell its “prized assets”

The announcement that Dubai World will be prepared to sell its “prized assets” to pay off its debt indicates the government-owned entity has been unable to secure support from Abu Dhabi....
 
Risk Watch  17/08/10

85% of UAE residents in deep debt

A survey has revealed over 85% of UAE residents have personal debts of over US $135,000 each....
Risk Watch  02/08/10

Prolonged power cuts in Sharjah leading to unrest and damaging businesses

Repeated and prolonged power cuts in the UAE emirate of Sharjah has damaged the emirates' economy....
 
Political Forecast  20/07/10

IMF Casts Doubt on Hungary’s Fiscal Strategy

Although Hungary currently has no urgent need for outside financing, the IMF loan served as a safety net should the country find itself in a tight spot....
Risk Watch  16/07/10

Nakheel presents offer to creditors on restructuring debt

Nakheel has presented an offer to creditors to restructure the debt. This is seen as a cautiously positive move....
 
 

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