Daewoo Shipbuilding Posts Quarterly Loss on Offshore Costs

Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co., the world’s second-largest shipbuilder, posted its second straight quarterly loss as a slump in oil prices increased costs for its offshore operations. The third-quarter loss was 1.35 trillion won ($1.2 billion), compared with a 35.5 billion-won profit a year earlier, the company said in a regulatory filing Tuesday. That’s wider than the average 95.2 billion-won loss from eight analyst estimates compiled by Bloomberg. In the second quarter, Daewoo Shipbuilding posted a loss of 2.3 trillion won, its biggest ever. Customers increasingly are asking global shipyards to delay delivery of ships and offshore rigs as weaker economic growth and sluggish oil prices make it difficult for them to pay for the projects. Creditors of Daewoo Shipbuilding plan to announce Thursday on how much money they will lend…

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