UP PERISCOPE Nakeel Property Assets Underwater Despite Bail-Out
In spite of the recent injection by good neighbor Abu Dhabi who provided Dubai with an early Christmas present of US$10 billion to help cover the US$4.1 billion bond of Nakheel property the fact remains there are inherent fundamentals gone haywire.
Aggressive Nakheel is currently underwater (i.e. one of our more favorite real estate terms meaning a property asset has more debt then the value of the asset) continues to be a long term issue. It's doubtful even the late Jacque Cousteau could find a quick solution to this; so certainly one of 2010's most interesting financial stories will be the Middle East power struggle and perhaps even a Great Dubai Sale of international assets.