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India Inc's Oct Foreign Loan Down 24% at $2.11 Bn

Adani Ports and Special Economic Zone Ltd raised $60 million for refinancing of earlier ECB and capital expenditure for ports

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India Inc raised over $2.11 billion from overseas markets in October 2015, down 24.1 per cent from the same month a year ago, RBI data showed on Wednesday (18 November).

Domestic firms had raised $2.78 billion overseas in October last year.

Of the total borrowings during the month, $1.45 billion was raised through approval route, while $669.17 million came through automatic route.

Among those in the approval route category, Reliance Industries Limited raised $1.28 billion for import of capital goods, while Dewan Housing Finance Corporation raised USD 110 million for sub-lending.

Adani Ports and Special Economic Zone Ltd raised $60 million for refinancing of earlier ECB and capital expenditure for ports.

In the automatic route, major borrowers were Fiat India Automobiles Private Limited, which raised $250 million for rupee expenditure.

It is followed by MB Power (Madhya Pradesh) Ltd, which borrowed $150 million for power needs and Teva API India Private Limited, which raised $40 million for general corporate purpose.

(PTI)


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