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Government To Infuse Rs 6,000 Crore In Exim Bank In Over Two Years

The government decided to recapitalise state-owned Export-Import Bank of India to the tune of Rs 6,000 crore. It will also double the bank’s authorised capital to Rs 20,000 crore.

The equity will be infused in two tranches—Rs 4,500 crore in 2018-19 and Rs 1,500 crore in 2019-20—Railway Minister Piyush Goyal told reporters after the Cabinet meeting in Delhi.

“The cabinet approves recapitalisation of Exim Bank to the tune of Rs 6,000 crore and increase its authorised capital from Rs 10,000 crore to Rs 20,000 crore,” he said.

Established by the government of India, the bank commenced operations as a purveyor of export credit, mirroring global export credit agencies. It serves as a growth engine for industries and small and medium enterprises through a wide range of products and services.

This includes import of technology and export product development, export production, export marketing, pre- and post-shipment and overseas investment.

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