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India: Government eyes gas assets abroad with PSU funds

Posted on 17 April 2013

Given the revenue account deficit and apprehensions of devaluation of rupee vis-a-vis dollar resulting in worsening fiscal deficit, the government has put the proposal of constituting a sovereign wealth fund (SWF) to acquire assets abroad on the back burner.
“Constitution of a SWF is possible and desirable only when the current account is surplus and investing funds in acquiring assets abroad, based on commercial decisions, give better returns as against putting these funds in treasury,” the finance ministry conveyed at a recent meeting in the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO). HT is in possession of the minutes of the meeting held in the PMO…………………………………….Full Article: Source


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