Hindalco Industries, a producer of aluminium and copper, announced relaxations in covenants of a $982mn loan taken by it to finance the acquisition of Novelis Inc., a Canadian aluminium producer. Hindalco had taken the loan in November 2008.
Restatement of accounts is quite uncommon in India. Even if Indian companies discover bloopers they are either rectified prospectively in the P&L or retrospective effect is given through the balance sheet. The first practice will reflect in future financial statements and the second will not reflect in the profit and loss account, thereby not affecting the profit for the year. US GAAP in contrast requires companies to restate their financial statements.