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ONGC claims first right to Cairn India stake

Vedanta Resources was in the news for being denied permission by the government to mine bauxite in Niyamgiri hills in Orissa. Just when the dust was settling on that episode, its proposed acquisition of a majority stake in Cairn India has come under a cloud. Government-owned oil company Oil and Natural Gas Corporation has claimed pre-emptive rights over Cairn India and asked for documentation before giving a go-ahead to the transaction. Continue Reading →

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Cairn India raises $1.6bn debt

Cairn India, an oil exploration company, announced that it has raised $1.6bn of loans, or about Rs 7,500 crore, for its Rajasthan oil project. The debt is split between $750mn of foreign debt and $850mn of domestic debt. Standard Chartered Bank and International Finance Corporation have funded the foreign component to the tune of $500mn and $250mn respectively. The $850mn domestic debt has been underwritten by the State Bank of India. This would be a syndicated debt arrangement, it appears. Continue Reading →

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