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Banks expect Dubai World to make formal request for debt standstill on Monday

Dubai World, a government-owned conglomerate, is expected to make a formal request for a debt standstill…

December 19, 2009 10:35 by



Dubai World, a government-owned conglomerate, is expected to make a formal request for a debt standstill on $26 billion at a creditor’s meeting on Monday, reports Reuters. Bankers tell the news agency it could take over a month for the request to be approved.

“You can’t bet on it, because anything could happen; it could be anything from a complete write-off to 100 percent recovery,” a senior banker said.

The meeting is schedule for 12.30pm on Monday at the conglomerate’s headquarters.

“We’re going to pitch up, hear what they say, give our views, wait for the formal extension request and work on a restructuring,” a Dubai-based banker close to the talks said.



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