Kuwait's Global Investment House first-quarter loss narrows
Source: BI-ME with Boomberg , Author: Posted by BI-ME staff
Posted: Wed May 30, 2012 11:28 am
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KUWAIT. Global Investment House KSCC, a Kuwaiti investment bank, said its first-quarter loss narrowed to 11.5 million dinars (US$41 million) from 23.2 million dinars a year earlier, according to a statement on the Dubai bourse today.

Global Investment, which reorganized US$1.73 billion of debt in 2009, said yesterday it will hold meetings with bondholders on June 7 as part of the restructuring process.

 

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