Friday, 1 October 2010
Emaar MGF, the builder of New Delhi's Commonwealth Games village that has come under criticism for shoddy construction, said in a statement it had filed papers on Thursday with the capital markets regulator for the IPO.
The issue size has been lowered keeping in view the existing fund requirements, a company spokeswoman said in the statement, but gave no details of the size or when the sale would happen.
Added to that are some lingering worries about an escalation of Iran's nuclear dispute with Western powers, a long-running territorial row with Iran and Islamist radicalism.
DUBAI DEBT AND FINANCIAL WOES
The United Arab Emirates' economy is expected to grow by 2.1 percent this year, the slowest pace in the Gulf Arab region, as large debts burdening state-linked firms in Dubai weigh on a recovery following the Dubai World debt crisis."
Qatar National Bank will be the standby buyer in the 734 billion rupiah rights offer, Kesawan said.
It also said it has resumed work on a third project — the Emirates cluster in International City — after Al Furjan and The Gardens View Villas.
Nakheel started paying trade creditors to whom it owed Dh500,000 or less in March and confirmed it initiated payments of Dh4 billion to its other creditors on June 30. This leaves Dh600 million outstanding.
Sukuk handed investors a 4.9 percent return in the third quarter, according to HSBC/NASDAQ Dubai US Dollar Sukuk Index, extending a rally of 0.8 percent in the previous three months and a 5.1 percent gain in the first quarter. The last time Islamic bonds posted a yearlong winning streak was three years ago when issuance rose to a record.
Emerging-market bond funds took in $1.05 billion in the seven days to Sept. 22, a 17th consecutive week of gains, according to Cambridge, Massachusetts-based research firm EPFR Global. The combination of declining sukuk sales and investors’ global hunt for higher-yielding assets is spurring demand for Islamic notes, according to Dubai investment banks Rasmala Investment Bank Ltd. and Royal Capital PJSC. Dubai World’s creditors’ accord last month to reorganize $24.9 billion of debt reduced the risk the state-controlled company will default.
|King Abdul-Aziz al-Saud (reigned 1932-53)|
The contrast between the palaces testifies to the remarkable transformation brought about by the Al Saud family since Saudi Arabia’s birth in 1932. Named after an 18th-century ancestor, the Saudi royal family has crafted an absolute monarchy, ruled by consensus within the family and by its alliance with the clerics. Family members have selected the king from the many sons of Abdul-Aziz, according to seniority.
The current King Abdullah – who is also prime minister – succeeded his brother Fahd in 2005. His brother, Crown Prince Sultan, is deputy prime minister and minister of defence. Another brother, Prince Naif, is second deputy prime minister and minister of the interior. The chain proceeds down the line, with key posts held by the extended family.
State oil group Petrovietnam and KUFPEC, a unit of Kuwait Petroleum Corp (KPC), were ready to discuss buying the stake with BP and other partners in the project, Petrovietnam Chairman Dinh La Thang was quoted by the state-run Dau Tu (Investment) newspaper as saying.
BP plans to sell its 35 percent stake in the Nam Con Son gas project as part of its goal of selling $30 billion in assets to cover costs for containing the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
Etisalat, the state-controlled telecommunications company that is majority owned by the United Arab Emirates government, said on Thursday it had submitted a “preliminary conditional offer” for 46 per cent of Zain for KD1.7 ($6) a share, valuing the stake at about $10.5bn.
The deal would give Etisalat a controlling stake as Zain holds 10 per cent of its own shares in treasury stock, a banker said.