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Reliance Industries plans to raise $1.5 billion via overseas loans

Saturday, 21 May 2011 - 2:51pm IST | Place: Mumbai | Agency: Reuters
The company plans to borrow $1.1 billion in five-year loans to replace debt maturing in about two years that has higher interest costs and may obtain another $400 million of new loans.

Indian energy major Reliance Industries is in talks with banks to raise as much as $1.5 billion in dollar-denominated loans, a Bloomberg report said on Saturday, citing two people familiar with the development.                                           

The company plans to borrow $1.1 billion in five-year loans to replace debt maturing in about two years that has higher interest costs and may obtain another $400 million of new loans, the report said.  Reliance, which has $14.2 billion of debt outstanding maturing through 2097, has not decided the lead arrangers and the banks for the debt syndicate.   


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