The government's thrust on infrastructure, which is one of the key end-user industries for the steel business, is an encouraging trend for steel demand. Within infrastructure, significantly higher capital expenditure earmarked for affordable housing, power transmission and railways is likely to augment steel demand.
On July 1, 2017 a new tax regime, in the works since over 15 years, designed as 'One Nation, One Tax', went live! Its impact on infrastructure will resolve future litigation in this area and although will mean higher tax, will also allow input tax credit in many categories.
Building entire villages made of prefabricated steel, large steel silos to store food grains across the country and increase in steel components in highways, flyovers, bridges, automobiles and aviation can stimulate domestic demand for the metal, according to experts from the steel industry.
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
In order to reduce interest cost, Essar Steel decided to swap rupee debt with dollar loans. As part of this initiative, the flagship firm of Ruia Group raised $1 billion through external commercial borrowings (ECB), thereby saving interest cost by at least 6 percent or 450 crore. Banks led by IDBI and ICICI Bank subscribed to the ECB. The company is making attempt to convert its rupee liabilities into dollar as its earnings are in
Andhra Pradesh government received a request from AP Choudhary, Chairman and Managing Director of Rashtriya Ispat Nigam (RINL) to seek the approval of the union ministry of mines for allocating Bayyaram iron ore mines at Khammam district. The company is learnt to have agreed to invest Rs 42,400 crore in the state and the state government agreed to facilitate allotment of iron ore mines to RINL on pr
There is a need to improve the operation process in steel companies in order to reduce cost of production, AP Choudhary, Chairman and Managing Director of Rashtriya Ispat Nigam (RINL) said in an event. He said the cost of production could be largely reduced through improvement in techno-economic parameters, such as specific energy consumption, raw mat