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Future Retail 'not in position' to make $471 mn payment as deadline nears

Future Retail Ltd. isn't in a position to make a payment on 35 billion rupees ($471 million) of past-due debt before the grace period expires

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Future Retail Ltd. isn’t in a position to make a payment on 35 billion rupees ($471 million) of past-due debt before the grace period expires and will also miss an upcoming $14 million bond coupon deadline, according to people familiar with the matter.

Its dollar bond fell following the news, suffering its biggest decline in about three weeks on Friday.

Embroiled in a legal dispute with Amazon.com Inc. that has damaged its ability to raise funds, the Mumbai-based retailer is coming up against two key milestones that will test creditors’ faith after its onshore debt was restructured during the pandemic. 

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First Published: Jan 21 2022 | 12:58 PM IST

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