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India mulls part stake sale in Axis Bank

The government is mulling selling part of its stake in the nation’s third-biggest private sector lender, Axis Bank, Bloomberg TV reported on Thursday.

business Updated: Jan 07, 2016 14:21 IST
Axis Bank
Axis Bank shares were down 3.6% in a Mumbai market amid a broader sell-off.(Reuters/File photo)

The government is mulling selling part of its stake in the nation’s third-biggest private sector lender, Axis Bank, Bloomberg TV reported on Thursday.

The government is considering the sale to meet its asset sales target, Bloomberg TV India tweeted its newswire report which cited unnamed sources.

At the current market price, the government’s about 11.6% stake is worth around $1.8 billion.

A spokesman for the finance ministry and the economic affairs secretary were not immediately available for comments.

Axis Bank shares were down 3.6% in a Mumbai market amid a broader sell-off.