NTPC to raise $500-700 mn in new Masala bonds

India's largest energy conglomerate NTPC will raise USD 500-USD 700 million in Masala bonds from the financial markets in London, Hong Kong and Singapore from November this year, a top company official said 

PTI| Last Updated: Sep 26, 2016, 15:29 PM IST
NTPC to raise $500-700 mn in new Masala bonds

Singapore: India's largest energy conglomerate NTPC will raise USD 500-USD 700 million in Masala bonds from the financial markets in London, Hong Kong and Singapore from November this year, a top company official said.

"The funds raised through the bonds will be for several projects under construction," NTPC's director of finance and chief financial officer, Kulamani Biswal said after attending the launch of Singapore Exchange (SGX) Masala Bond Hub.

He said NTPC will commence a road show for the new bonds in London, Hong Kong and Singapore. The bonds will be listed on SGX.

NTPC's annual capital expenditure is more than USD 4.5 billion for FY2016-17, most of which is raised through financial markets. It was USD 3.74 billion a year ago.

It raised more than USD 300 million in August this year through Green Masala bonds for solar projects. These bonds are also expected to list on SGX.

Giving an industry presentation at the SGX launch, Biswal said NPTC expects to raise USD 835 million from overseas markets and USD 2.12 billion from India to support its USD4.48 billion capital outlay in 2016-17. It has internal resources of USD 1.53 billion and debt of USD 2.96 billion.