ONGC and GAIL are planning to outbid Royal Dutch Shell and Thailand's PTTEP with a $2Bn offer for UK's Cove Energy.
Royal Dutch Shell has offered to buy Cove Energy Plc for $1.6Bn. Shell is offering 195 pence for each Cove share, read this.
Cove put itself up for sale last month after reporting one of the world’s largest gas discoveries in a decade off Mozambique. Standard Chartered Bank and Cenkos Securities Plc are advising Cove on the sale.
The Foreign Investment Promotion Board (FIPB) green-signals broking firm Sharekhan Ltd.’s proposal to sell 100 per cent stake to BNP Paribas after many deferrals. This move will allow the former to entice foreign investment of worth Rs 2,060 crore. Currently, this procedure falls under FDI policy that means, a foreign investor can have up to 100 percent stake in a stockbroking firm only under the automatic route.