Saudi Dar Al Arka ratings unchanged following US$450 million sukuk issue
Source: BI-ME , Author: BI-ME staff
Posted: Tue February 23, 2010 10:37 am
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SAUDI ARABIA. Standard & Poor's Ratings Services said today that its long-term corporate credit rating on Saudi homebuilder Dar Al Arkan (DAAR; BB-/Stable/--) remained unchanged following the company's issue of its US$450 million sukuk notes.

We believe this issue removes short-term refinancing risks, which is positive, but we note that the rating already incorporated successful refinancing of DAAR's March 2010 debt maturity.

 Our 'BB-' issue rating on the sukuk notes also remains unchanged following our review of final documentation, S&P said.
 

 

MIDDLE EAST BUSINESS COMMENT & ANALYSIS

date:Posted: August 4, 2015
UAE. July data suggested that the UAE's non-oil private sector regained some of the growth momentum that was lost at the end of the second quarter; Output and new orders both rose at sharper rates, contributing to a robust overall improvement in business conditions.
date:Posted: August 4, 2015
EGYPT. Latest data painted a bleak picture; Business conditions worsened amid declines in output, new orders and employment, although the respective rates of contraction were only slight.
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SAUDI ARABIA. Stronger growth of the sector as a whole was mainly driven by sharper expansions in both output and new orders, while purchasing activity also rose more quickly; However, data for employment bucked the general trend, as the rate of hiring eased to a 14-month low.
SAUDI ARABIA. Office and residential sectors are positioned for further rental growth during remainder of 2015; Hotel and retail sectors appear closer to the peak; Residential market remains mixed, with apartments seeing continued rental growth while villa rents have declined.
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