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Japanese bank sells $100m in Dubai World debt

Sale deal reached last week would provide the bank with between 60 cents and 65 cents on the dollar - paper

Japanese bank sells $100m in Dubai World debt
DEBT DEAL: The bank, which the paper did not name, began selling its loans last summer before Dubai World reached an agreement with its creditors in September (Getty Images)
Japanese bank sells $100m in Dubai World debt
(Getty Images)

A Japanese bank agreed to sell $100m of loans related to Dubai World before completion of the state-owned entity's debt restructuring plan, a newspaper reported on Sunday.

The bank, which the paper did not name, began selling its loans last summer before Dubai World reached an agreement with its creditors in September, The National reported, citing sources that it did not identify.

A sale agreement reached last week would provide the Japanese bank with between 60 cents and 65 cents on the dollar. The bank's first sale of $25m of a $5.5bn loan sold at 55 cents on the dollar last May, sources said.

While conglomerate Dubai World obtained 100 percent approval for the restructuring of almost $25bn in debt, banks have not received final documentation that would seal the deal.

Under the terms of the restructuring, banks will receive repayments through two new loans maturing over five and eight years.

 

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Saeid 9 years ago

Me thinks they won't be falling over themselves trying to loan money to Dubai any more