India: Jaiprakash Associates has had problems meeting its financial commitments towards the purchase of some of its cement plants by UltraTech Cement. Sources quoted by the Mint newspaper said that the cement producer had met issues clearing statutory dues and providing necessary working capital for the plants under review. They added that UltraTech Cement had also sought additional funding ahead of the completion of the US$2.4bn deal. Both cement producers have claimed that the deal is still on track.
UltraTech faces block to Jaiprakash Associates deal
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