January 5, 2018 / 8:38 AM / 6 months ago

China Development Bank withdraws insolvency petition against India's RCom

MUMBAI, Jan 5 (Reuters) - China Development Bank (CDB) , the biggest foreign lender to India’s Reliance Communications Ltd (RCom), on Friday withdrew a petition seeking to drag the indebted telecoms carrier into insolvency.

A lawyer for CDB told the National Company Law Tribunal that the Chinese bank had filed to withdraw the petition. The tribunal allowed CDB’s plea to go forward.

CDB, which is owed around $2 billion along with two other Chinese banks, had filed the petition in November seeking insolvency proceedings against RCom, saying a large amount of loan principal and interest payments was overdue.

After RCom’s debt-reduction plan, including an asset sale to Reliance Jio Infocomm, was announced last week, CDB told Reuters that it was in talks with RCom. (Reporting by Abhirup Roy and Devidutta Tripathy; Editing by Clarence Fernandez)

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