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Dubai's assets

<p>Emirates: The airline has $55 billion of orders of planes from Boeing and Airbus. It has been at the forefront of turning Dubai into an international hub and had been nearing a potential share sale before the financial crisis hit. Emirates has repeatedly fought back speculation it would merge with Abu Dhabi's carrier Etihad Airways.


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Emirates: The airline has $55 billion of orders of planes from Boeing and Airbus. It has been at the forefront of turning Dubai into an international hub and had been nearing a potential share sale before the financial crisis hit. Emirates has...more

Emirates: The airline has $55 billion of orders of planes from Boeing and Airbus. It has been at the forefront of turning Dubai into an international hub and had been nearing a potential share sale before the financial crisis hit. Emirates has repeatedly fought back speculation it would merge with Abu Dhabi's carrier Etihad Airways. REUTERS/Tobias Schwarz

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<p>Atlantis Dubai: The resort, which opened in November to a $50 million firework display, is a joint venture with South Africa tycoon Sol Kerzner.



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Atlantis Dubai: The resort, which opened in November to a $50 million firework display, is a joint venture with South Africa tycoon Sol Kerzner. REUTERS/Jumana El Heloueh

Atlantis Dubai: The resort, which opened in November to a $50 million firework display, is a joint venture with South Africa tycoon Sol Kerzner. REUTERS/Jumana El Heloueh

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<p>Sony Corp: Dubai International Capital through its Global Strategic Equities Fund (GSEF) bought a stake in the Japanese electronics and entertainment firm in 2007 in what it described at the time as a substantial investment. 



REUTERS/Toru Hanai</p>

Sony Corp: Dubai International Capital through its Global Strategic Equities Fund (GSEF) bought a stake in the Japanese electronics and entertainment firm in 2007 in what it described at the time as a substantial investment. REUTERS/Toru Hanai more

Sony Corp: Dubai International Capital through its Global Strategic Equities Fund (GSEF) bought a stake in the Japanese electronics and entertainment firm in 2007 in what it described at the time as a substantial investment. REUTERS/Toru Hanai

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<p>Emaar Properties: The Arab world's largest property developer by market value is in the midst of a merger with three other state-linked developers after a failed acquisition in the United States and Dubai's real estate market crashing left it vulnerable. Still, its portfolio includes the world's tallest tower Burj Dubai, set to open in January, and one of the world's biggest malls already open.


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Emaar Properties: The Arab world's largest property developer by market value is in the midst of a merger with three other state-linked developers after a failed acquisition in the United States and Dubai's real estate market crashing left it...more

Emaar Properties: The Arab world's largest property developer by market value is in the midst of a merger with three other state-linked developers after a failed acquisition in the United States and Dubai's real estate market crashing left it vulnerable. Still, its portfolio includes the world's tallest tower Burj Dubai, set to open in January, and one of the world's biggest malls already open. REUTERS/Jumana ElHeloueh

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<p>Cirque Du Soleil: Property developer Nakheel and Istithmar bought a 20 percent stake in the Montreal-based international circus touring company in June 2008 and had planned to build a theater with the group on its main palm-shaped island.



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Cirque Du Soleil: Property developer Nakheel and Istithmar bought a 20 percent stake in the Montreal-based international circus touring company in June 2008 and had planned to build a theater with the group on its main palm-shaped...more

Cirque Du Soleil: Property developer Nakheel and Istithmar bought a 20 percent stake in the Montreal-based international circus touring company in June 2008 and had planned to build a theater with the group on its main palm-shaped island. REUTERS/Marcelo del Pozo

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<p>London Stock Exchange: Borse Dubai, which took a 21 percent stake in the bourse operator in November 2007, said in June it saw its LSE investment as long-term and had no plans to sell its stake. LSE shares were among the biggest fallers on the FTSE 100 after Dubai's debt news.



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London Stock Exchange: Borse Dubai, which took a 21 percent stake in the bourse operator in November 2007, said in June it saw its LSE investment as long-term and had no plans to sell its stake. LSE shares were among the biggest fallers on the FTSE...more

London Stock Exchange: Borse Dubai, which took a 21 percent stake in the bourse operator in November 2007, said in June it saw its LSE investment as long-term and had no plans to sell its stake. LSE shares were among the biggest fallers on the FTSE 100 after Dubai's debt news. REUTERS/Alessia Pierdomenico

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<p>Queen Elizabeth 2 liner: Originally bought in 2007 for $100 million to be converted into a luxury hotel and moored off Dubai's Palm, the ship's future has been under scrutiny since it docked at Port Rashid in Dubai last year for refurbishment. In July, Nakheel said it was mulling moving the liner to another location, or Africa.



REUTERS/Jumana El Heloueh</p>

Queen Elizabeth 2 liner: Originally bought in 2007 for $100 million to be converted into a luxury hotel and moored off Dubai's Palm, the ship's future has been under scrutiny since it docked at Port Rashid in Dubai last year for refurbishment. In...more

Queen Elizabeth 2 liner: Originally bought in 2007 for $100 million to be converted into a luxury hotel and moored off Dubai's Palm, the ship's future has been under scrutiny since it docked at Port Rashid in Dubai last year for refurbishment. In July, Nakheel said it was mulling moving the liner to another location, or Africa. REUTERS/Jumana El Heloueh

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<p>HSBC: The investment arm of Dubai's ruler Dubai International Capital (DIC) in 2007 bought an undisclosed stake in HSBC making it one of the largest investors in Europe's biggest banks. 



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HSBC: The investment arm of Dubai's ruler Dubai International Capital (DIC) in 2007 bought an undisclosed stake in HSBC making it one of the largest investors in Europe's biggest banks. REUTERS/Luke MacGregor

HSBC: The investment arm of Dubai's ruler Dubai International Capital (DIC) in 2007 bought an undisclosed stake in HSBC making it one of the largest investors in Europe's biggest banks. REUTERS/Luke MacGregor

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<p>Turnberry Golf Course: Leisurecorp, Dubai World's leisure and sports investment unit, bought the Turnberry Golf course, home to golf's oldest competition, from Starwood Hotels &amp; Resorts in Nov 2008 for about $100 million.



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Turnberry Golf Course: Leisurecorp, Dubai World's leisure and sports investment unit, bought the Turnberry Golf course, home to golf's oldest competition, from Starwood Hotels & Resorts in Nov 2008 for about $100 million. REUTERS/Russell...more

Turnberry Golf Course: Leisurecorp, Dubai World's leisure and sports investment unit, bought the Turnberry Golf course, home to golf's oldest competition, from Starwood Hotels & Resorts in Nov 2008 for about $100 million. REUTERS/Russell Cheyne

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<p>Barneys: Istithmar World bought U.S. luxury retail chain Barneys for $942 million in 2007. 



REUTERS/Las Vegas Sun/Steve Marcus </p>

Barneys: Istithmar World bought U.S. luxury retail chain Barneys for $942 million in 2007. REUTERS/Las Vegas Sun/Steve Marcus

Barneys: Istithmar World bought U.S. luxury retail chain Barneys for $942 million in 2007. REUTERS/Las Vegas Sun/Steve Marcus

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<p>MGM Mirage: In 2007, Dubai World invested about $5 billion in casino operator MGM Mirage by buying shares and half of an $8.5 billion Las Vegas project. Dubai World last year sued MGM Mirage as credit dried up and CityCenter flirted with bankruptcy. The project has been plagued by construction problems.



REUTERS/Las Vegas Sun/Steve Marcus</p>

MGM Mirage: In 2007, Dubai World invested about $5 billion in casino operator MGM Mirage by buying shares and half of an $8.5 billion Las Vegas project. Dubai World last year sued MGM Mirage as credit dried up and CityCenter flirted with bankruptcy....more

MGM Mirage: In 2007, Dubai World invested about $5 billion in casino operator MGM Mirage by buying shares and half of an $8.5 billion Las Vegas project. Dubai World last year sued MGM Mirage as credit dried up and CityCenter flirted with bankruptcy. The project has been plagued by construction problems. REUTERS/Las Vegas Sun/Steve Marcus

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<p>Deutsche Bank: DIFC Investments, a unit of the Dubai international Financial Center, bought a 2.2 percent stake in the German lender in 2007 in a deal worth about $1.83 billion. The DIFC's governor was last week replaced as part of a shake-up Dubai's hierarchy.


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Deutsche Bank: DIFC Investments, a unit of the Dubai international Financial Center, bought a 2.2 percent stake in the German lender in 2007 in a deal worth about $1.83 billion. The DIFC's governor was last week replaced as part of a shake-up Dubai's...more

Deutsche Bank: DIFC Investments, a unit of the Dubai international Financial Center, bought a 2.2 percent stake in the German lender in 2007 in a deal worth about $1.83 billion. The DIFC's governor was last week replaced as part of a shake-up Dubai's hierarchy. REUTERS/Hannibal Hanschke

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<p>DP World: One of the world's largest port operators is arguably the crown jewel in its trophy cabinet. Its 2007 IPO, the region's largest to date, raised almost $5 billion, but its share price has fallen by more than two thirds of its original value.



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DP World: One of the world's largest port operators is arguably the crown jewel in its trophy cabinet. Its 2007 IPO, the region's largest to date, raised almost $5 billion, but its share price has fallen by more than two thirds of its original...more

DP World: One of the world's largest port operators is arguably the crown jewel in its trophy cabinet. Its 2007 IPO, the region's largest to date, raised almost $5 billion, but its share price has fallen by more than two thirds of its original value. REUTERS/Steve Crisp

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<p>Standard Chartered: Istithmar bought a 2.7 percent stake worth about $1 billion in October, 2006. The bank signaled on Friday its exposure to Dubai World would not be material.



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Standard Chartered: Istithmar bought a 2.7 percent stake worth about $1 billion in October, 2006. The bank signaled on Friday its exposure to Dubai World would not be material. REUTERS/Bobby Yip

Standard Chartered: Istithmar bought a 2.7 percent stake worth about $1 billion in October, 2006. The bank signaled on Friday its exposure to Dubai World would not be material. REUTERS/Bobby Yip

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