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Government mulling sale of part stake in Axis Bank

The government is mulling selling part of its stake in the nation`s third-biggest private sector lender, Axis Bank , Bloomberg TV reported on Thursday.

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The government is considering the sale to meet its asset sales target, Bloomberg TV India tweeted its newswire report which cited unnamed sources.

At the current market price, the government`s about 11.6 per cent stake is worth around $1.8 billion.

A spokesman for the finance ministry and the Economic Affairs Secretary were not immediately available for comments.

Axis Bank shares were down 3.6 per cent in a Mumbai market amid a broader sell-off.

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