Dubai World unit agrees to $200m credit facility amid debt talks

Gulf emirate’s flagship conglomerate expects recovery in its critical businesses in future months
Dubai World unit agrees to $200m credit facility amid debt talks
Drydocks World is entering into discussions to amend the terms of its core syndicated debt facility
By Reuters
Sat 22 Jan 2011 04:36 PM

Drydocks World (DDW), a unit of debt-ridden Dubai World, has agreed with banks on a new $200m credit facility and plans to start talks on terms of its core syndicated debt, an official statement said.

“The facility is available for drawing to provide working capital instruments (for example, refund guarantees and performance bonds) to DDW’s trading counterparties in relation to new and existing contracts,” said the Dubai government statement.

“DDW is about to enter into discussions with representatives of its lenders to amend the terms of its core syndicated debt facility as well as for the provision of new long term working capital facilities. This process is likely to be concluded in the coming months,” the statement said.

Dubai World, the Gulf emirate’s flagship conglomerate, which has restructured $25bn in debt, expects recovery in its critical businesses such as ports, dry docks and free trade zones, a Dubai government statement said on Monday.

 

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