Oceania

Investors in stricken finance company Dorchester Pacific will have to wait a little longer for details of management's restructuring plan, which the company yesterday said would see them get all their money back over a three-year period, the New Zealand Herald reported today. A day after St Laurence Finance and Investments, with whom Dorchester's fate is entwined, announced details of its own imminent restructuring proposal, Dorchester's management said their plan was "now well advanced".
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National Australia Bank Ltd. said it has appointed a receiver to Allco Finance Group Ltd. unit Rubicon Holdings Australia, which manages three listed trusts, following Allco's collapse last week, the Wall Street Journal Asia reported today. NAB said it has appointed accounting and services firm Deloitte to oversee Rubicon Holdings, and that it would take a provision for its 20 million Australian dollar (US$13.3 million) exposure to the Allco unit.
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Groups related to collapsed Allco Finance Group warned today the failure of Allco may have triggered defaults on debt facilities, The Australian reported today. Real estate managers Rubicon Japan Trust, Rubicon America Trust and Rubicon Europe Trust Group said they were in talks with various lenders about the implications of Allco Finance's situation. All three entities were suspended from trade. Rubicon America Trust said that defaults on two debt facilities may have been triggered by Allco Finance's collapse, although it was not clear in the documentation for the loans.
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