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Govt to sell up to 3.5% stake in Hindustan Aeronautics

The Indian government is planning to sell up to 3.5% stake in Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL). The stake sale would be valued at ₹28.6 lakh crore, based on a floor price of Rs 2,450 per share. According to the latest shareholding pattern, the govt holds a 75.15% stake in the public sector aerospace and defence company. HAL’s current market cap stands at Rs 87,800 crore.

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IOC to invest Rs 61,077 crore in petrochemical complex at Paradip

Indian Oil Corporation Ltd (IOCL) will invest Rs 61,077 crore in building a petrochemical complex at Paradip in Odisha. This mega project will be the largest-ever investment of Indian Oil at a single location. This is part of IOCL’s transition plan, including boosting petrochemical intensity to help protect against volatility.

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India's 2022/23 iron ore exports to hit 5-year low

India's iron ore exports are set to fall 24% to a five-year low in the current financial year (FY23) as an export tax imposed last May stalled shipments. The country is likely to export about 20 million tonnes (MT) of iron ore in 2022/23, down from 26.3 MT last year. In May 2022, the government imposed a 50% export tax on low-grade iron ore lumps and fines and a 45% export duty on pellets to meet rising local demand.

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Hero MotoCorp to hike prices by up to 2% from April

Hero MotoCorp Ltd will increase prices of its model range by around 2% from next month to offset the impact of rising production costs in order to conform to stricter emission norms. The company will make an upward revision in the ex-showroom prices of its select motorcycles and scooters, effective from April 1, 2023. The Indian automobile industry is currently working to make its products meet the second phase of Bharat Stage Emission Standards 4 (BS-VI).

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KEC International bags orders worth Rs 1,560 crore from PowerGrid

KEC International has secured new orders worth Rs 1,560 crore from Power Grid Corporation of India Ltd (PGCIL). This includes a 765 kV transmission line, a 765/400 kV AIS substation, and 765 kV GIS substations. With this order, the company’s year-to-date (YTD) order intake stands at an all-time high of over Rs 21,000 crore, a substantial growth of 30% YoY.

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RailTel wins order worth Rs 35 crore to establish data centres

RailTel Corporation of India has secured a Rs 34.91 crore contract from Madhya Pradesh State Electronics Development Corporation for the expansion and setting up of data centres. The work order includes the expansion of the existing State Data Centre (SOC) and the establishment of a Disaster Recovery (DR) Center. The contract will be executed over five years.

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HPCL plans to set up its third LPG cavern in Gujarat

Hindustan Petroleum Corporation (HPCL) is planning to set up its third Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) underground storage facility (or cavern) in India. The facility will be set up in Vadodara, Gujarat, with a capacity to store 60,000 tonnes of LPG. HPCL plans to spend up to Rs 1000 crore to set up the cavern.

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Power Finance Corporation to get Rs 165 cr loan from JBIC

Power Finance Corporation (PFC) has signed a pact with Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC) for a project loan of JPY 2.65 billion (~Rs 165 crore). Under this facility, JBIC has proposed to finance some of PFC's projects that ensure the effective reduction of greenhouse gas emissions and conservation of the global environment.

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IFC invests Rs 240 crore in JK Tyre for 5.6% stake

International Finance Corporation (IFC) will invest around Rs 240 crore in JK Tyre & Industries Ltd. As part of the deal, IFC will receive a 5.6% stake in JK Tyres through the issue of compulsorily convertible debentures (CCDs) on a preferential basis. The investment will help JK Tyres become a “green company” with sustainable use of energy & natural resources.

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Reliance Consumer expands FMCG portfolio

Reliance Consumer Products (RCP) announced the expansion of its packaged goods portfolio, including soaps, hygiene, laundry and home care products. It has set up direct competition with established players such as Hindustan Unilever (HUL), Reckitt Benckiser and Procter & Gamble (P&G). RCP is the FMCG arm and wholly-owned subsidiary of Reliance Retail Ventures Ltd (RRVL).

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