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Govt to sell 10 per cent stake in Coal India on January 30

The government is selling 315.8 million shares of Coal India with an option to sell another 315.8 million, according to a notice to the bourses on Wednesday.

Devidutta Tripathy   Mumbai     Last Updated: January 28, 2015  | 17:49 IST
Govt to sell 10% stake in Coal India on January 30
Photo for representation purposes only. (Source: Reuters)

The government said it will sell a stake of up to 10 per cent in state-run Coal India (CIL) through an auction on the stock exchanges on Friday.

That stake would be worth as much as US $3.9 billion at current market prices.

The government, which owns close to 90 per cent of the coal miner, is selling 315.8 million shares with an option to sell another 315.8 million, according to a notice to the bourses on Wednesday.

The stake sale is part of a massive disinvestment plan by the government to raise about US $10 billion in asset sales during the current 2014-15 financial year ending March 31, 2015.

(Reuters)

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