UAE will institute federal debt management office
Office will ensure better regulatory oversight of borrowing.
May 24, 2010 9:53 by Katherine Azmeh
The UAE said it plans to ensure better legislative oversight of borrowing by setting up a federal debt-management office, the Wall Street Journal reported Monday.
The issuance of a public debt management law will come later this year, according to Sheikh Ahmed Bin Saeed Al Maktoum, chairman of Dubai’s Supreme Fiscal Committee. And a similar debt-management office is planned for Dubai, as well.
The announcements come as the government seeks to restructure $23 billion in debt owed by Dubai World, a state controlled entity.