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Government participation in the market should be the exception, and not the norm. The latest bid to disinvest is a step in the right direction.
The listing of India’s largest life insurer has to be preceded by many steps, including amendments to the LIC Act and determining its valuation.
Yes Bank should’ve been overseen by a Resolution Authority, depositors shouldn’t have had to face moratorium. Now SBI or LIC shouldn’t be forced to buy it.
If done right, IPO can bring transparency & efficiency to LIC, ensure govt doesn’t force it to buy weak PSUs, and improve resource allocation in the economy.
Modi govt’s Budget identifies key reform areas, but a mere window dressing won’t get desired results. There is clear need for deep structural reforms.
In her Budget speech, Nirmala Sitharaman announced that part of the state-owned LIC will be offered to private investors as part of the government's disinvestment initiative.
The insurer issued a clarification in response to reports alleging the company was suffering heavy financial losses.
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India’s largest life insurer LIC has assets of over Rs 31 lakh crore. But value of its investments in firms like New India Assurance, HAL & IDBI Bank has halved.
When Modi govt came to power, LIC’s cumulative investment in public sector was Rs 11.9 lakh crore. At the end of FY 2018-19, it jumped to Rs 22.6 lakh crore.
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