Wednesday, 28 September, 2022

Topic: LIC

The LIC way or the Air India way — that is the multi-crore disinvestment question

The real argument against disinvestment is that any sale of a large firm is likely to fall into an oligarch’s lap. No one would want to make them more powerful than they already are.

Largest Indian IPO LIC to stay open Saturday for retail investors

Indian government is selling 221.4 million LIC shares between Rs 902 rupees and Rs 949 each, which would raise as much as 210 billion rupees ($2.7 billion) at the top end of the range.

LIC seeks Rs 65,400 crore from IPO as roadshows take off

Shares of the state-run insurer could be priced between Rs 2,000 rupees and Rs 2,100 each. The issue is slated to run 10-14 March if regulatory approvals are obtained in time.

Why LIC’s $128 billion stock portfolio can withstand global shift toward higher rates

Life Insurance Corporation, set for India's biggest-ever initial share sale, has a portfolio peppered with index heavyweights like Reliance Industries and ITC.

Privatisation of PSU banks will create jobs, not take them away, says DIPAM secretary

Modi govt was expected to bring legal changes in banking laws to facilitate privatisation of PSU banks, but couldn’t after a nationwide protest by bank employees' unions.

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.

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.

LIC, LG Energy, Ola, FabIndia — the big IPOs to watch in Asia in 2022

India and Korea present 'phenomenal growth' potential next year, say analysts. Additionally, they expect a number of the largest unicorns in Southeast Asia to list'.

Modi govt plans to allow 20% foreign investment in LIC IPO

The govt is considering a plan to amend FDI rules so that investors can pick up the stake without the government’s approval under the automatic route.

Modi govt is confident ‘largest listing’ LIC IPO will earn over Rs 1 lakh crore this fiscal

Government of India plans to dilute 10% of its stake in the country’s largest life insurer whose valuation is expected to exceed Rs 10 lakh crore.

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The logo of the Adani Group is seen on the facade of one of its buildings on the outskirts of Ahmedabad | Reuters file photo

From ports to energy transition — Adani Group to invest over $100 billion in next decade

Speaking at Forbes Global CEO Conference in Singapore, Adani said the group intends to do more as a solar player & has earmarked 70% of the investment for the energy transition space.


Parts of Iranian made 'suicide' drone Shahed-136 after being shot down by the Ukrainian military | Reuters

All about Shahed-136, Iran’s ‘kamikaze’ drone that Russia is using to strike Ukraine

Over the past few days, Russia has hit multiple targets using these Iranian-supplied drones—including civilian structures and amenities—leading to the death of several Ukrainians.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

AAP’s filling a big vacuum in Indian politics. Question is how long it can sustain without ideology

If you find admiration for AAP qualified, if not muted among many of the Modi-BJP’s critics, it is because they question it for its lack of ideological clarity. Especially on secularism.