RCom says sale to Reliance Jio likely to be over next month

Anil Ambani Group’s Reliance Communications said it is on track to complete the sale of its mobile network assets by the end of next month. Speaking in the context of gaining shareholder approval for the scheme, the company said: “RCOM’s asset monetization is proceeding on fast track to close by March 2018, subject to lenders’ […]

Reliance Industries to raise Rs 5,000 cr next week via listed debentures

Reliance Industries said it would raise Rs 5,000 cr from the debt market by issuing debentures on Wednesday, November 8. The debentures issued will not be convertible to equity shares and will be sold privately (private placement) without a public offering, RIL added. Unlike shares, debentures generate a fixed return in the form of interest. […]

Moody’s to train SBI employees to appraise loan applicants

State Bank of India, the country’s largest bank, said Moody’s Analytics will train its employees to source, appraise and monitor loans. SBI employees will be granted the Moody’s Analytics Certificate in Commercial Credit (CICC) as part of the program. The program has been adapted to the India’s banking sector with the help of former SBI […]

Tata Steel UK wins regultory approval for separating pension liabilities

Tata Steel UK, formerly Corus Group, has taken one more step towards solving its financial woes by moving its pension-related liabilities to a new entity. It said the UK Pensions Regulator has approved a Regulated Apportionment Arrangement or RAA that separates the pension scheme from itself. Tata Steel UK will pay £550 million to the […]

Moody’s downgrades IDBI Bank over lower govt support

Moody’s Investors Service has downgraded debt issued by IDBI Bank over concerns on “reduction in the amount of extraordinary government support incorporated into the bank’s ratings and its weak standalone credit profile,” the bank said. While earlier, Moody’s used to assume that government support for IDBI Bank was at the top-end of the ‘very high’ […]

Oriental Bank of Commerce to raise Rs 500 cr via bonds

State-owned Oriental Bank of Commerce said it intends to raise Rs 500 cr by selling bonds. “The Bank intends to raise Tier 1 Capital through Private Placement of Basel III Compliant Additional Tier 1 Bonds of Rs.10,00,000 each at par aggregating to Rs.500 crore with an option to retain over-subscription of up to Rs.500 crore,” […]

GMR closes funding for Mopa Airport, Axis Bank underwrites debt

GMR Goa International Airports Limited said it closed funding for the upcoming Mopa Airport in Goa, with Axis Bank underwriting the entire debt of Rs 1,330 cr. “Having tied up funding for the project, we are working towards starting on ground construction activity post monsoon,” said Srinivas Bommidal, chairman of GMR Airports. “We are confident […]

Mahindra Finance to raise Rs 2,000 cr via debentures

Non-banking financial services company Mahindra & Mahindra Financial Services said it plans to raise Rs 2,000 cr by issuing debt instruments to the public. The non-convertible debenture issue will open on July 10. The NCDs carry a rating of IND AAA from India Ratings and BWR AAA from Brickwork Ratings. The instruments will be offered […]

RCom says telcos facing cash flow issues due to ‘go slow’ approach by banks

Telecom operator Reliance Communications said companies in the sector are facing cash flow issues due to what it called a ‘go slow’ approach taken by banks in disbursing loans. In an update on its ‘standstill agreement’ with its lenders, which provides it a window of seven months to complete a merger with local units of […]

HPCL appoints bankers for Rs 6,000 cr FCCB issue

Hindustan Petroleum Corp Ltd said it had appointed banking intermediaries for organizing investor meetings in the run up to raising Rs 6,000 cr ($930 mln) by selling foreign-currency denominated bonds. The bonds will be non-convertible, and will be issued if the meetings discover favorable market conditions and demand, the state-owned oil marketing company said. Shareholders […]

RCom ‘respectfully disagrees’ with Fitch and Moody’s on its credit rating

Anil Ambani-led Reliance Communications said it disagrees with the decision of agencies Moody’s and Fitch to downgrade the company’s credit rating based on its ‘standstill agreement’ with its lenders. Shares of RCom fell 4% to Rs 19.30 on the National Stock Exchange today as a result of the ratings action yesterday. “We respectfully disagree with […]

RCom formally assures lenders it will pay Rs 25,000 cr in four months

Anil Ambani Group’s telecom arm Reliance Communications said it has ‘formally’ communicated to its lenders that it will pay an amount of Rs 25,000 cr to them on or before Sept 30. The latest statement from the telecom operator comes as a way of reassuring investors and lenders that it is serious about paying back […]

RCom says looking to refinance various payments till September

Anil Ambani Group’s Reliance Communications said it was in talks with its lenders and partners to put off some of the instalment payments that the company had to pay until the completion of its merger with Sistema Shyam Teleservices and Aircel Cellular by September this year. “RCom is presently engaged in discussions with its lenders […]

Fitch Ratings upgrades Tata Motors on improving business performance

Fitch Ratings has upgraded its rating on Tata Motors by one notch, pointing to the automaker’s improving business performance. “The upgrade reflects the sustained improvement in TML’s Indian automotive business over the last two years, supported by growing commercial vehicle volumes, successful new product launches in the passenger vehicle segment, as well as the management’s […]