Global's loss narrows to $207 million.DUBAI: Kuwait's Global Investment House, which is undergoing its second debt restructuring Debt Restructuring
A method used by companies with outstanding debt obligations to alter the terms of the debt agreements in order to achieve some advantage.
Notes: in three years, said 2011 net loss narrowed compared with the previous year, helped by lower writedowns of its financial assets Financial assets
Claims on real assets. .
The firm, one of the largest investment houses in Kuwait, posted a net loss of 57.5 million dinars ($207.1m) last year, versus a loss of 73.2m dinars in 2010, it said in a bourse bourse (brs), term applied to a European stock exchange. The first international bourse was established in Antwerp in the 16th cent. filing yesterday.
It is the third straight year that Global has reported an annual loss, having lost 148.2m dinars in 2009. Fee and commission income fell to 14.1m dinars in 2011, compared with 20.7m dinars in the previous year.
The company benefited from a big drop in writedowns on the fair value of its financial assets, which dropped to 2.1m dinars in 2011 versus 35.6m dinars in 2010.
Global said in September it would ask creditors to delay repayments on its debt so it could undertake a second restructuring of its obligations since the global financial crisis hurt its financial portfolio.
The company had reached a deal with creditors in December 2009 to reschedule re·sched·ule
tr.v. re·sched·uled, re·sched·ul·ing, re·sched·ules
To schedule again or anew: rescheduled the meeting for the following week; rescheduled the debts of many developing nations. $1.7 billion in debt and entered into new three-year facilities with each of its 53 lending banks.
Sources said in January that Global had laid off 17 per cent of its staff, or 60 employees out of 350, across the Gulf region as part of cost-cutting measures at the debt-laden firm. Shares in Global have not traded on the Kuwait Stock Exchange since December after the bourse suspended the stock for having accumulated losses which exceeded 75pc of its capital.
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