Govt seeks to sell stake in Axis Bank by month-end

The government is aiming to raise Rs 30-40 billion via the sale of a

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stake held by a state-run trust fund in Axis Bank by month-end, Alok Tandon, joint secretary in the Department of Disinvestment said on Friday.

India holds a 20.7 percent stake in Axis Bank via a trust fund called Specified Undertaking of the Unit Trust of India (SUUTI).

Axis Bank shares were down 3.3 percent at 2:18 p.m, compared with a 0.8 percent fall in the broader Nifty.

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