Japanese financial institutions, including three major banks, face loan exposures of about 100 billion yen ($1.16bn) in Dubai, the Nikkei business daily said. Exposures will likely reach nearly 20 billion yen ($231m) at Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corp, according to the daily. (Bloomberg image - for illustrative purposes only)
(Information dated November 28, 2009)
A few months after buying FRHI Hotels & Resorts from investors including Qatar Investment Authority and Kingdom Holding, AccorHotels CEO Sébastien Bazin denies the hotel management firm is growing too fast. In fact, he intends to pick up the pace – especially in the GCC.