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BSNL raises Rs 8500 cr via sovereign guarantee bonds

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In a major development, State-run telecom firm BSNL has raised more than Rs 8,500 crore through sovereign guarantee bonds. The government has approved Rs 8,500 crore sovereign guarantee bonds for the revival of the telecom PSU.

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BSNL chairman and managing director PK Purwar said “We were able to get bids of over Rs 17,170 crore but we accepted only Rs 8,500 crore as per the approved bond size.” BSNL received total 229 bids valued at Rs 17,183 crore.

The bonds have been issued at coupon rate of 6.79 per cent per annum for 10 year period. BSNL saw participation of National Pension Scheme, Rural Postal Life Insurance, State Bank of India, Punjab National Bank etc.

Also Read : Government should come with BSNL revival plan within a month: PK Purwar

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BSNL saw participation of National Pension Scheme, Rural Postal Life Insurance, State Bank of India, Punjab National Bank etc.

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