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.


“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.


1 Comment »

RSS feed for comments on this post. TrackBack URI

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Blog at
Entries and comments feeds.

%d bloggers like this: