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Description: Coal India Ltd. will sell as much as 151.54 billion rupees ($3.4 billion) of shares in the nation’s biggest initial public offering, helping the government raise funds to build roads and power plants as IPOs in Asia surge.

Source:  Bloomberg.com

Date: 10/13/2010

Link: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2010-10-12/coal-india-to-sell-stock-at-225-rupees-to-245-rupees-in-initial-share-sale.html

Questions for discussion:

Summarize the activities reported and their significance for investors.

  • What is the significance of the shift in financial structuring taking place?
  • How might you expect investors to respond to this development?
  • What does this suggest about the role played by the respective governments?
  • How can currency fluctuations affect investor decision-making?

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