Govt mulling cutting stake in IOC to below 51%

Govt mulling cutting stake in IOC to below 51%

The government may cut its stake to below 51 per cent in the Indian Oil Corporation, ET NOW reported quoting agencies. ET Now in a report said the government is looking to become a minority shareholder in the company. It currently hold 51.5 per cent in the oil major.

The stock closed 2.32 per cent higher at Rs 136.95 on BSE. Central government has been on a divestment spree and is considering to cut stake in a number of companies. Indian Oil is the third oil company in which it is thinking of cutting stakes.

State-owned oil and gas explorer ONGC is looking to sell its stake in recently-acquired refiner HPCL to a strategic investor, possibly an overseas oil company, to regain debt-free status of the company existing prior to the expensive buy. Read More

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