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India Inc's foreign borrowings fall 9% to $ 2.81 billion in February

India Inc's foreign borrowings fall 9% to $ 2.81 billion in February

India Inc's foreign borrowings fall 9% to $ 2.81 billion in February
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By PTI Mar 29, 2019 4:06:05 PM IST (Published)

The domestic firms had raised as much as $ 3.1 billion through the external commercial borrowing (ECB) route in the corresponding month of 2018.

India Inc's borrowings from foreign markets fell to $ 2.81 billion in February, down by 9 percent as compared to the year-ago month, data from the Reserve Bank of India showed Friday.

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The domestic firms had raised as much as $ 3.1 billion through the external commercial borrowing (ECB) route in the corresponding month of 2018.
No firms tapped the rupee-denominated bonds route to borrow capital from foreign markets during February.
The entire fund mop-up during the month was done through the automatic route of ECB, showed the RBI data.
Among the major borrowers were Oil India Ltd ($ 550 million for overseas investment), Indian Oil Corporation ($ 400 million as working capital loan), Shriram Transport Finance Company ($ 400 million for sub-lending) and Mahindra & Mahindra Financial Services ($ 300 million for sub-lending).
Tata Capital Housing Finance raised $ 200 million for on-lending, HPCL Rajasthan Refinery $ 140.71 million for new project investment, and Barclays Global Services Centre Pvt Ltd $ 130.11 million for new project.
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