29.06.2009 - Emaar merger to lift realty market
From Indiatimes.com: The Dubai developer behind the world’s tallest building plans to merge with three rivals owned by the sheikdom’s ruler, in a consolidation aimed at better coping with a global meltdown fuelled weakness in the one-time Arab boomtown’s real estate sector. In a statement posted Sunday on the Dubai Financial Market’s website, Emaar Properties said its proposed merger with Dubai Holding subsidiaries Dubai Properties, Samar Dubai and Tatweer would create a company with an asset base of 194 billion dirhams ($52.8 billion) and a debt of 13.4 billion dirhams, or roughly 7% of the total assets........Full Article: Source