India Might embark on Record Asset Sales

May 22, 2009 at 8:49 pm | Posted in Lifescape | 1 Comment

India’s Prime Minister Manmohan Singh may sell $20 billion of state assets in the next five years as he tries to plug a budget shortfall, said Rashesh Shah, chief executive officer of Edelweiss Capital Ltd. After a privatization wave that netted a record $6 billion between 1999 and 2004 to a government led by Singh’s main opponents, sales slumped during his first term as communist allies thwarted plans.

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“Sales by this government will be significantly higher than the previous record,” S. Subramanian, head of investment banking at Enam Financial Consultants Ltd. in Mumbai, said in an interview. Mumbai-based Enam has managed share offerings for state-owned companies including Power Grid Corp. of India Ltd., CMC Ltd. and Power Finance Corp.

Singh’s Congress party-led coalition faces a fiscal deficit that’s more than double the government target and an economy growing at the slowest pace since 2003.

 

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