Four Firms To List Commercial Papers Worth Rs 9,400 Crore On BSE
Indian five hundred rupee banknotes are arranged for a photograph in Mumbai, India. (Photographer: Dhiraj Singh/Bloomberg)  

Four Firms To List Commercial Papers Worth Rs 9,400 Crore On BSE

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Leading stock exchange BSE on Wednesday said four companies, including state-owned Steel Authority of India Ltd. and Manappuram Finance Ltd., have filed applications with the bourse to list their commercial papers for a total issue size of Rs 9,400 crore.

SAIL, Kotak Mahindra Prime Ltd., Manappuram Finance and JM Financial Products Ltd. are the firms that have made applications with the exchange for issue size of Rs 5,200 crore, Rs 4,050 crore, Rs 100 crore and Rs 50 crore, respectively, BSE said in a release.

After the process, the effective date of listing CPs with the exchange will be Jan. 9, it added.

"Till date 68 issuers have done 474 issuances of commercial papers and have successfully listed CPs of Rs 1,52,090 crore on BSE. The weighted average yield of these issuances is 6.12 percent with an average tenor of 144 days," the exchange noted.

A CP is an unsecured money market instrument issued in the form of promissory notes that enables highly rated corporate borrowers to diversify their sources of short-term borrowing and provides an additional instrument to investors.

Such instruments can be issued for maturities between a minimum of seven days and a maximum of one year from the date of issue.

CPs are usually issued at a discount from face value and reflect prevailing market interest rates.

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