¬†Bloomberg News India’s government calls Oil & Natural Gas Corp. one of its “nine jewels,” sparkling state-owned assets with brilliant potential. New Prime Minister Narendra Modi wants to sell part of these family jewels before he does anything to help realize that potential. The government, which owns more than two-thirds of ONGC, may float 5% of the shares sometime after October, according to officials this week. Last week’s Indian budget has aggressive targets for revenue, including for selling stakes in state firms that, in theory, investors would love to get a hold of. India’s largest energy producer by output is such a company, boasting low costs and low debt. Yet this crown jewel needs polish due to the country’s oil and gas subsidy programs, which saddles ONGC with huge costs. The […]