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  • Disinvestment: Stop whistling in the dark Jul 17, 2020 10:16 AM IST

    Disinvestment: Stop whistling in the dark

    The plan to privatise some of the banks like Punjab & Sind Bank, Indian Overseas Bank and Bank of Maharashtra is downright outlandish

  • Business Insight | Air India's disinvestment pushed to August-end, will it find takers this year? Jun 29, 2020 09:04 PM IST

    Business Insight | Air India's disinvestment pushed to August-end, will it find takers this year?

    Experts suggest that the government should pause the bidding process till the pandemic ebbs

  • This time there would be no problem in Air India disinvestment: Hardeep Singh Puri Feb 17, 2020 01:45 PM IST

    This time there would be no problem in Air India disinvestment: Hardeep Singh Puri

    The minister also assured the employees at Air India that their requirements would be foremost in the airline and factored in whatever arrangement is decided with the successor.

  • Disinvestment road map for 2020-21: Is it aggressive or realistic? Feb 03, 2020 11:57 AM IST

    Disinvestment road map for 2020-21: Is it aggressive or realistic?

    Assuming that the government does achieve its budgeted disinvestment target, it is important to see how the proceeds are put to use.

  • Listing LIC: A big reform? Feb 01, 2020 06:45 PM IST

    Listing LIC: A big reform?

  • Budget 2020: Will it set the stage for the govt to exit public sector? Jan 22, 2020 03:13 PM IST

    Budget 2020: Will it set the stage for the govt to exit public sector?

    It’s time the government found a mechanism to log out and use the saved resources for healthcare and education.

  • Take strategic disinvestment seriously for the sake of the future Jan 06, 2020 08:50 AM IST

    Take strategic disinvestment seriously for the sake of the future

    The last thing the government should do is hasten the process of disinvestment to be able to use the proceeds to turn in a respectable fiscal deficit figure by March 31

  • Quality of disinvestment has a lot of room to cover Dec 26, 2019 10:47 AM IST

    Quality of disinvestment has a lot of room to cover

    The pessimism relating to disinvestment has its origin in the way  stake sales have been conducted.

  • Govt may raise Rs 30K cr from THDCIL, NEEPCO, land sale in FY20 Nov 29, 2019 10:48 AM IST

    Govt may raise Rs 30K cr from THDCIL, NEEPCO, land sale in FY20

    The land and stake sale is expected to be completed by FY20-end

  • Insight18 | Understanding government strategic disinvestment of 5 PSUs Nov 23, 2019 04:17 PM IST

    Insight18 | Understanding government strategic disinvestment of 5 PSUs

    Here's an insight on what exactly disinvestment means.

  • Congress hits out at BPCL disinvestment decision, says govt 'selling the country' Nov 21, 2019 11:08 AM IST

    Congress hits out at BPCL disinvestment decision, says govt 'selling the country'

    The Cabinet on Wednesday approved a strategic divestment of the government's 53.29 per cent stake in BPCL, along with transfer of certain management control. This is excluding BPCL's equity share holding of 61 per cent stake in Numaligarh Refinery.

  • No Cabinet decision yet on BPCL disinvestment Nov 08, 2019 03:56 PM IST

    No Cabinet decision yet on BPCL disinvestment

    There is a possibility of government selling its 53.29 per cent stake along with management control in oil marketing and refining firm for about USD 10 billion (around Rs 70,900 crore)

  • Disinvestment is not a bad word, all it needs is a rethink Oct 14, 2019 01:19 PM IST

    Disinvestment is not a bad word, all it needs is a rethink

    The government should seriously think of selling its stake in loss-making entities operating in the non-strategic sector

  • Disinvestment target: DIPAM, Niti Aayog eyeing PSUs in non-priority sector Sep 26, 2019 07:35 PM IST

    Disinvestment target: DIPAM, Niti Aayog eyeing PSUs in non-priority sector

    Sources said that the government is also looking at selling its minority stakes in companies such as Hindustan Zinc and Vedanta.

  • Modi Government’s Mantra – Disinvestment by any means Jul 18, 2019 01:54 PM IST

    Modi Government’s Mantra – Disinvestment by any means

    Exchange-traded funds (ETFs) are likely to be the mainstay of the disinvestment programme in FY20 as it contributed 53 percent of the disinvestment receipts in FY19

  • Budget 2019: Centre sets Rs 1,05,000 crore disinvestment target for 2019-20 Jul 05, 2019 12:33 PM IST

    Budget 2019: Centre sets Rs 1,05,000 crore disinvestment target for 2019-20

    Sitharaman in her speech said that the government has been following the policy of disinvestment in non-financial public sector undertakings without taking the government's stake below 51 percent.

  • Budget 2019 | Accelerating privatisation of public sector enterprises Jun 25, 2019 11:26 AM IST

    Budget 2019 | Accelerating privatisation of public sector enterprises

    The progress of privatisation in India has been quite slow, although the disinvestment process accelerated under the NDA 2 regime

  • Budget Snapshots | Government is being forced to be realistic about disinvestment targets Jun 19, 2019 12:31 PM IST

    Budget Snapshots | Government is being forced to be realistic about disinvestment targets

    In the past 10 years, the disinvestment target has been realised only twice, in the most recent two fiscals.

  • Why the government should consider listing LIC (Premium) Jun 18, 2019 10:38 AM IST

    Why the government should consider listing LIC (Premium)

  • Niti Aayog zeroes in on CPSE assets to be put on the block Jun 07, 2019 04:31 PM IST

    Niti Aayog zeroes in on CPSE assets to be put on the block

    Former Finance Minister Arun Jaitley in March had announced that the government exceeded its disinvestment target for FY18-19 by Rs 5,000 crore, as the proceeds touched Rs 85,000 crore.

  • Opinion | Did the government really achieve its disinvestment target? Mar 25, 2019 09:51 AM IST

    Opinion | Did the government really achieve its disinvestment target?

    Raiding the balance sheet of PSUs and forcing them to buy other state-owned companies will not help in the long run and is best avoided

  • Opinion | Lok Sabha polls: Five things that financial markets would like to see in election manifestos Mar 20, 2019 07:20 AM IST

    Opinion | Lok Sabha polls: Five things that financial markets would like to see in election manifestos

    Despite the evidence that economic reforms have helped increase growth, progress on this front has remained slow

  • Success of Bharat 22 ETF takes govt closer to divestment target Feb 15, 2019 03:09 PM IST

    Success of Bharat 22 ETF takes govt closer to divestment target

    The base issue size was fixed at Rs 3,500 crore. Since it received an overwhelming response, the government has decided to retain Rs 10,000 crore as divestment proceeds.

  • Fiscal deficit will fall to 3% in two years; FY20 GDP growth pegged at 7.5%: Subhash Chandra Garg Feb 04, 2019 02:46 PM IST

    Fiscal deficit will fall to 3% in two years; FY20 GDP growth pegged at 7.5%: Subhash Chandra Garg

    Department of Economic Affairs Secretary Subhash Chandra Garg tells Moneycontrol in an interview that the government will achieve the targetted Rs 80,000 crore of disinvestment revenues in 2018-19

  • BUDGET 2019 | Government raises disinvestment target by 12.5% to Rs 90,000 crore Feb 01, 2019 02:18 PM IST

    BUDGET 2019 | Government raises disinvestment target by 12.5% to Rs 90,000 crore

    "The government received over Rs 1 lakh crore from disinvestment proceeds during 2017-18. We are confident of crossing the target of Rs 80,000 crore this year," said interim FM Piyush Goyal.

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