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Published on Monday, May 24, 2021

Genting HK considering asset sell-off to stay afloat






Genting Hong Kong is mulling potential asset sales and debt restructuring to aid its loss-making cruise business still struggling to stay afloat due the Covid-19 pandemic. The business, which operates Star Crruises, Crystal and Dream Cruises, posted a $1.7 billion in 2020, a ten-fold increase in deficit on the year earlier.


It told the HK stock exchange there are 'material uncertainties which may cast significant doubt about the Group's ability to continue as a going concern.'  


"The cruise industry will undoubtedly struggle in the challenging environment of 2021 and 2022 with the ongoing impact of Covid-19," chairman Lim Kok Thay said.


 


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