Monnet Ispat and Energy Ltd is planning to acquire majority stake in a 25-million tonne (mt) coal mine in Colombia, according to reports.
Reports stated that this move comes on the heels of the scrapping of Jindal Steel and Powers $2.1-bn contract to develop the El Mutun iron ore deposit in another South American country, Bolivia.
Monnet had acquired Indonesian coal company PT Sarwa Sembada Karya Bumi in Sumatra for $24 million through its wholly-owned subsidiary, Monnet Global Ltd, in 2010-11, reports said.
India Infoline Research Team / 08:49, Aug 21, 2014
The outlook is a flat open. Global indices are up. The minutes from the Federal Reserve's July meeting indicate that the Fed is in no hurry to raise interest rates. The Dow added 0.35% while S&P was up 0.25%. Nasdaq ended marginally lower. Asian indices are mixed with Nikkei up almost a percent while Hong Kong's Hang Seng index is lower. South Korea's Kospi index and China's Shanghai index are also in the red.