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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....
Dubai  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....
 
Flash Report  02/01/12

Hungary: against the wall

The foundering of loan negotiations would definitely leave the Hungarian economy in a catastrophic state with potentially serious domestic political consequences....
Flash Report  31/05/11

Mol-affair: Foreign policy coup with potentially risky consequences

On May 24, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán unexpectedly, although not without preliminaries, announced: the government acquired the 21.2% stake of Russia’s Surgutneftegaz in MOL for EUR 1.88 billion....
 
Hungary  11/04/11

Successful first quarter for Hungarian CDS spreads

Hungary’s credit default swaps (CDS) dropped to 254 basis points at the end of Q1 2011. In the previous edition of CMA Datavision Global Sovereign Credit Risk Report’s Hungary was among the top 10 ris...
Flash Report  02/03/11

The Spring of Our Discontent

The Hungarian government outlines an ambitious spending-cut package. The destination is clear, but the road is still under construction....
 
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. ...
Flash Report  15/02/11

Orbán's Speech Marks the Start of the Government's Most Difficult Phase

International investors may feel slightly shortchanged by Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán's state of the nation speech to Parliament February 14....
 
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  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....
 
Hungary  13/01/11

Hungary Joins the Top 10 Riskiest countries

Hungary has entered the group of the 10 riskiest countries for sovereign debt investors, according to a study by CMA Datavision published January 7. Hungary's credit default swaps (CDS) closed Decembe...
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....
Risk Watch  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....
 
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....
 
Risk Watch  03/09/10

Bahrain credit rating lowered as break-even price of oil rises

An increased break-even price of oil for Bahrain has prompted a major credit rating agency to downgrade the country’s credit rating. ...
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....
 
 

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