Monday, 6 July 2009

Moody's rating change - Emaar and Dubai Holding merger

Moody's yesterday reacted to this scenario by downgrading its credit rating on Dubai Holding from level A2 to A3 and placed it on review for further downgrade. Similarly, Emaar has been put on review for possible downgrade from the current Baa1.

Although Moody's acknowledges that Dubai property market have almost bottomed out, the financial implications of its decline have taken its toll on both companies 'debt protection metrics', said Phillip Lotter, Senior Vice President at Moody's and Lead Analyst for Dubai Holding.