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  Business   Companies  21 Jun 2017  Govt sells $619 million stake in Larsen & Toubro

Govt sells $619 million stake in Larsen & Toubro

REUTERS
Published : Jun 21, 2017, 2:48 pm IST
Updated : Jun 21, 2017, 2:48 pm IST

L&T shares were up 0.6 per cent at 0800 GMT, outperforming a 0.4 per cent fall in the broader NSE index.

 SUUTI owned a 6.68 per cent stake in L&T as of the end of March.
  SUUTI owned a 6.68 per cent stake in L&T as of the end of March.

Government sold a 2.5 per cent stake in engineering and construction group Larsen & Toubro Ltd (L&T) on Wednesday, raising more than 40 billion rupees ($619.27 million) that will help the government meet its annual fiscal deficit target.

The stake, held by the state-owned Specified Undertaking of Unit Trust of India (SUUTI), was sold through block deals in stock markets, said Neeraj Gupta, the top bureaucrat looking after government stake sales, confirming earlier media reports.

 

SUUTI owned a 6.68 per cent stake in L&T as of the end of March.

Government is aiming to raise 725 billion rupees through the sale of partial government stakes in state-run and private firms during the year to March 2018, which will contribute to meeting the government's fiscal deficit target of 3.2 per cent of gross domestic product.

L&T shares were up 0.6 per cent at 0800 GMT, outperforming a 0.4 per cent fall in the broader NSE index.

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