Wednesday, 18 May, 2022

Topic: IPO

LIC shares slump in market debut after record Rs 205.6 billion India IPO

The shares fell as much as 9.4% to Rs 860 versus their IPO price of 949, before paring about half of the losses. LIC is the fourth-largest deal among global IPOs priced this year.

SPACs are all the rage to list companies on stock exchange – India must not turn a blind eye

Special Purpose Acquisition Companies, or SPACs, offer target companies a swift and hassle-free mechanism to list on stock exchanges.

Rajesh Jain, India’s dotcom-era pioneer, preps second startup for launch in coming year

Netcore Cloud Pvt. is a software-as-a-service, or SaaS, that specialises in offering customer communication and engagement solutions to businesses.

As Modi govt revisits LIC IPO timing, experts say best to delay it due to market volatility

A group of ministers is likely to meet on 4-5 March to decide whether the govt should go ahead with the IPO, as foreign portfolio investors could be key to its success.

IPO mania in India gets reality check after a series of high-profile startups tank

Prominent tech startups, including Oyo Hotels and Delhivery, are pushing back their IPO and preparing to reappraise target valuations amid battering received by newly listed firms.

LIC IPO draft prospectus, final regulatory approval aimed for next week

Move comes after FM Sitharaman sharply reduced asset-sale targets at budget announcement, raising questions about how much she plans to raise from the LIC IPO.

The LIC story — history, valuation & why its IPO, India’s biggest, matters for Modi govt

LIC IPO is supposed to be India's biggest-ever public issue. The government plans to sell anywhere between 5-10% stake in the insurer, which could fetch it around Rs 1 lakh crore.

Inside the all-out campaign to prepare for LIC’s mega IPO

A knock-out listing could see LIC raise as much as $10 billion from the IPO with a minimum dilution of 5%. That would make it the third biggest globally involving an insurer.

Modi govt is seeking Rs 15 lakh crore valuation for LIC as it sets up India’s biggest IPO

If investors agree, LIC would join the league of India’s biggest companies — RIL and TCS — which have a market capitalisation of Rs 17 lakh crore and Rs 14.3 lakh crore, respectively.

How Modi govt is leaving no stone unturned to ensure its biggest IPO is a success

The LIC IPO, which could raise Rs 40,000 crore-Rs 1 lakh crore this quarter, is a key item in Modi govt's economic agenda, with proceeds essential to reach a budget-deficit target.

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Chinese President Xi Jinping | Representational image|

Chinese economy is feeling the heat. Blame Xi’s political Lysenkoism, vaccination policy

Smarting from the failures of his Great Leap Forward campaign, which hit the economy hard, Mao launched the 1962 war with India to rally the nation behind him.
Congress supporters staged a protest against inflation in Ranchi on 10 May | ANI

As inflation breaks records, Modi govt plans to counter criticism ahead of anniversary & polls

While retail inflation hit an 8-year high of 7.8% in April, wholesale inflation surged to a 9-year high of 15.08% on the back of elevated food and energy prices in the same month.


Satellite image of the development on the site | Twitter | @detresfa_

China building ‘bigger, broader’ 2nd bridge at Pangong Tso that can carry armoured columns

China's People's Liberation Army aims for multiple routes to counter any possible operations by the Indian forces on the southern banks of the Pangong Tso in the future.

How Congress is like the Ambassador & why Indian politics needs a brand new set of wheels

Like the car, nothing the party has done to reinvent itself has worked. Only way forward is to offer something looking towards the future, not in image of glorious past.