As stocks attached to Adani Group firms fell down to distressed levels, the S&P Dow Jones Indices on Thursday said that it will remove Adani Enterprises from its sustainability indices following a media and stakeholder analysis triggered by allegations of stock manipulation and accounting fraud.
The official statement of S&P Dow Jones Indices read, “S&P Dow Jones Indices will make the following changes to the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices, effective prior to the open on Tuesday, February 7, 2023.”
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Adani Group’s stocks plunge
The stocks of the Adani Group continued to plunge Thursday and fell over by at least 26 per cent. According to the National Stock Exchange, the scrip of Adani Group’s flagship firm Adani Enterprises currently stands at 1,565.30. The Adani Enterprises stock price halved at 2996.20 on Wednesday morning, while it slumped to 2,179.75 by the time the market got closed.
As per the reports, Adani group firms lost Rs 8.76 lakh crore in market capitalisation in just the last six trading sessions. The group’s flagship Adani Enterprises eroded $26.17 billion in market value during the same period.
RBI asks Indian banks for details of exposure to Adani Group
According to sources, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on Thursday asked Indian banks for details about their exposure to the Adani Group’s companies. The alleged development came after the stocks attached to Adani Group firms plunged following the withdrawal of the firm’s FPO. However, no official statement has been issued by the country’s central bank.
The development came after Adani Group Chairman, Gautam Adani, decided to call off the FPO in view of the “unprecedented situation”. He further added that it would not be “morally correct” to go ahead with the Rs 20,000-crore share in the current market condition.