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Stocks of Indian hotel companies surge after RBI announces liquidity boost

Stocks of Indian hotel companies surge after RBI announces liquidity boost
  • The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) announced a separate liquidity window for contact-intensive industries.
  • According to the announcement, companies from these sectors will be able to apply for liquidity boost till March 31, 2022.
  • The separate liquidity window has been allocated ₹15,000 crore.
The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) announced a fresh round of liquidity boost for the hotel industry, as well as tourism and travel operators, which has been amongst the most-severely hit industries due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In response, stocks of hotel companies zoomed by up to 20%.

In his announcement, RBI governor Shaktikanta Das revealed that the liquidity window of an additional ₹15,000 crore will remain open till March 31, 2022. The window is primarily aimed at the hotel and tourism industries, giving them access to loans to meet their working capital requirements.

Adjusting for the second wave of COVID-19, Das also revised the gross domestic product (GDP) estimates downward by 100 basis points or 1% -- from 10.5% to 9.5%.

Note: All the prices shown below are as of 11:30 am, June 4, 2021.

Top hotel industry stock movements

Indian Hotels

Indian Hotels
BSE / Business India India / Flourish

Indian Hotels is a subsidiary of the Tata group. It manages hotels, resorts, jungle safaris, palaces and more. Its share price has surged by over a quarter in the last one month.

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EIH – an Oberoi group company

EIH – an Oberoi group company
BSE / Business India India / Flourish

EIH is an Oberoi group company and one of the largest luxury hotel chains in the country. It manages hotels under three names – Oberoi, Trident and Maidens. Its share price has surged by nearly 38% in the last one month.

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Taj GVK Hotels & Resorts

Taj GVK Hotels & Resorts
BSE / Business India India / Flourish

Taj GVK Hotels is a joint venture between Indian Hotels and the Hyderabad-based GVK group. It manages three five-star hotels in Hyderabad and one each in Chennai and Chandigarh. Its share price has surged by nearly one-third in the last one month.

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EIH Associated Hotels

EIH Associated Hotels
BSE / Business India India / Flourish

EIH Associated Hotels is an associate company of EIH. It manages five-star hotels across major tourist destinations in the country. Its share price has surged by nearly two-thirds in the last one month, hitting the 20% upper circuit today.

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Oriental Hotels

Oriental Hotels
BSE / Business India India / Flourish

Oriental Hotels operates its hotels under the Taj brand in India. Established in 1970, Oriental Hotels operates seven hotels in South India, pre-dominantly in Tamil Nadu. Its share price has surged by nearly three-fourths in the last one month.

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