Volvo stake in Eicher approved by the FIPB, FM

Volvo wants 8.1% of Eicher

The finance minister, Mr Chidambaram and the Foreign Investment Promotion Board (FIPB) have approved Volvo’s proposal to acquire 8.1% of Eicher Motors Ltd. Volvo, the world’s second-largest manufacturer of trucks, had announced last year that it wanted to buy a stake in Eicher Motors, India’s third-biggest truck maker.

India is the world’s fifth-largest market in the world for trucks, and Volvo, by forming a JV with Eicher, wants to strengthen its presence in the country and increase its market share.

Since it involves more than Rupees six billion, the Swedish company’s proposal will now be referred to a cabinet panel on economic affairs.

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