Industry sectors like housing, cement, et al have been clamouring to be allowed into the hallowed precincts of infrastructure for quite some time. Apart from the recognition of contributing to nation building, to be admitted as a member of the so called "Infrastructure Club" also offers the lure of easier financing norms.
Public Sector Units (PSUs) in India have been amassing losses, both at the Central and State levelÃ¹79 State-run companies had an accumulated loss of Rs 55,656 crore in 2012-13; while at the same time, investment in these companies is approximately Rs. 1.57 lakh crore.
We must understand project finance in the traditional sense. Project finance works only when all material approvals for a particular project are in place and the same is then handed over to a successful bidder like the bidding for UMPP was done in India. The bidder can then straightaway proceed for financial closure. This will ensure there are no time and cost over-runs on account of delay in approvals.
A slew of measures to infuse the much-needed cash-flow into the infrastructure sector have been introduced to push growth. And Rs 8 lakh crore of equity is likely to find its way soon in the sector enriching the fund pool. However, missing links like deepening the bond market in the country
In order to prevent Essar Steel from approaching
the corporate debt restructuring (CDR) cell, lenders to the company provided an further loan of Rs 6,000 crore. The company borrowed this amount at an interest rate of 12.50 percent. The Ruia-group firm would use around Rs 2,000-2,500 crore of the Rs 6,000 crore to repay group com
Agency reports indicate that the CDR (corporate debt restructuring) cell refused to consider the CDR request of Electrosteel Steels for its Rs 7,000-crore loan. This is because the company did not adhere to the terms of the proposal, including fresh capital infusion and corporate guarantee that promoters are supposed to bring to the table. Therefore, the consortium of 27 banks dela
In view of the challenging economic condition, Lanco Infratech approached corporate debt restructuring (CDR) cell to recast its Rs 9,000-crore debt. Of the Rs 9,000-crore debt, Rs 4,000-crore is fund-based exposure and Rs 5,000-crore non-fund-based.
The company is holding discussions with bankers in this rega
Kolkata-based Electrosteel Steels, which produces DI pipes and casting, may not have much difficulty in restructuring its Rs 7,000 crore loan as the consortium of 27 lenders are open to recast it provided some conditions are fulfilled. The firm produces and supplies ductile iron (DI) pipes and fittings and is three-star export house. It was the first domestic company to set up a ductile iron pipe plant apart from pioneering manufacture of alloy steel cast