Reliance Comm gains on media report of stake sale

Last Updated: Fri, Jan 25, 2013 07:04 hrs

Shares in Reliance Communications gained on Friday after The Economic Times newspaper reported the company was in talks to sell a stake in its mobile tower unit to Reliance Industries.

The Economic Times reported the deal could involve Reliance Industries' unit Reliance Infotel buying a stake in Reliance Communications' unit Reliance Infratel, citing two people close to the negotiations.

The newspaper also reported talks involved a leasing arrangement between the two units.

Reliance Communications shares had slumped 9.14 percent on Thursday after posting a sharper-than-expected fall in its October-December quarter.

Shares in Reliance Communications were up 3.3 percent as of 12:25 p.m.. Reliance Industries shares were down 0.8 percent.

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