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India raises $186 million from NALCO share sale, kicks off FY18 asset sale process | Reuters

India raised 12 billion rupees ($185.7 million) from a 9.2 percent stake sale in state-run National Aluminium Co (NALCO), the government said on Thursday, kicking off its asset sale programme for the new financial year.The finance ministry aims to raise a total 725 billion rupees through sale of government stakes in state-run and private sector companies to help lower its deficit.

It raised a record 462.47 billion rupees last financial year from asset sales.

The NALCO share sale was oversubscribed 1.43 times, with strong participation from both institutions and retail investors, according to a government statement.

After the sale, government holding in NALCO has come down to 65.37 percent, it said.($1 = 64.6100 rupees) (Reporting by Tanvi Mehta in Bengaluru; Editing by Biju Dwarakanath)

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Updated Date: Apr 20, 2017 21:45 PM

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