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Shree Cement rises 4% post Rs 3,000 crore QIP offer launch

India's third-largest cement producing company has been hit by a prolonged monsoon season and falling cement prices on the back of the ongoing economic slowdown.

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Shares of Shree Cement advanced 4.15 per cent to Rs 20,854.75 on the BSE on Wednesday after the company opened its Rs 3,000-crore qualified institutional placement (QIP) offer on Tuesday, fixing the floor price at Rs 19,806.46 per share. At 10:17 AM, the stock was trading 1.5 per cent higher at Rs 203,37.6 apiece, as against a 0.67 per cent in the benchmark S&P BSE Sensex.  “The proceeds from the QIP will be used for all corporate purposes. We have taken approval for a maximum amount of Rs 3,000 crore; it is a dynamic world and the need for funds change,” H M ...