Dubai World property arm disposes Malaysia stake
The property development arm of Dubai World has ditched plans to construct luxury waterfront homes in Malaysia as the debt-laden company attempts to raise cash, a report said Monday.
The Edge business newspaper said Dubai World's Singapore-incorporated subsidiary, Limitless Holdings, was pulling out of a joint-venture with Malaysian builder UEM Land.
The newspaper said a local construction and property company Bandar Raya Developments will take over Limitless' 60 percent stake in the joint-venture.
Limitless will raise about 23.4 million dollars in the sell-off, it said.
Dubai World whose default fears had rocked global markets said on May 20 that it had reached agreement "in principle" with most of its bank lenders to restructure some 23.5 billion dollars in debt.
Muslim-majority Malaysia has embarked on an ambitious development plan to spread growth and jobs in southern Johor state, and has been keen to attract investment from the Middle East.