EXCLUSIVE: LIC’s equity investment in FY20 likely to reach above Rs 70,000 cr, an all-time high

Life Insurance Corporation of India (LIC) is likely to end FY20 with an all-time high equity investment (gross) of around up to 72,000 crore, an all-time high, sources said. In FY19, LIC invested around Rs 68,620 crore into the equity market. “We have already crossed Rs 33,000 crore and the second half of the year is expected to be robust considering the new business premiums have also seen a high growth,” said an official. While the year-on-year (YoY) growth will be 3.5 percent, LIC’s equity investments hold significance because it is…

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Lupin sells Japanese business Kyowa for enterprise value of Rs 3,702.4 crore

Lupin, India’s third-largest drugmaker on November 11 said it has entered into a definitive agreement for the sale of its entire stake in its Japanese subsidiary Kyowa Pharmaceutical Industry Co to Japan-based private equity firm Unison for an enterprise value of Rs 3,702.4 crore. Lupin will get net proceeds of $300 million from the sale, which will be used to pare debt and invest in core markets of the US and India. Under the terms of the agreement, Lupin’s subsidiary Nanomi B.V. will divest its entire stake (99.82 percent) in…

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5 Investment Ideas For Those Looking To Invest Rs 1-5 Lakhs

If you are looking to invest Rs 1-5 lakhs, you should look at investments that are safe and yield good returns. If you are looking at a longer term tenure of 3-5 years, there are many instruments. Here are a few that you could consider: Fixed Deposits of Bajaj Finance The fixed deposits of Bajaj Finance are not a bad bet, if you are looking at a medium term tenure of 3-4 years. A 36-month deposit offers an interest rate of 8.35 per cent, which is not bad at all.…

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How a newspaper ad and Rs 5 lakh investment set this entrepreneur on Rs 50 Cr journey in chemicals manufacturing

In 2002, Bengaluru-based entrepreneur Srinivas M saw a newspaper ad about the MSME Ministry conducting a training session for chemical manufacturing. Srinivas was a chemical trader at the time, and thought it would be a good opportunity to start manufacturing chemical products himself. “I saw this a way into a manufacturing sector that could pay me dividends much more than a trading business ever could. I decided to seize this opportunity, and enrolled myself in the programme,” he says. Srinivas was about to enter the chemicals industry that has grown over the years, touching $163…

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No white elephants please! Where not to invest RBI surplus of Rs 1.76 lakh crore

Bimal Jalan panel’s decision to recommend transfer of Rs 1.76 lakh crore of RBI’s reserves and excess provisions to the government of India has rightly raised a host of questions about where the money would be deployed. Just as brazenly the Centre managed to transfer the reserves, the expectation was that their deployment would be equally transparent. If there were hopes from finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman’s press conference in Pune to throw light on the question, those were dashed. But more than where they are deployed, it’s important to understand…

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Investment projects worth Rs 65,000 crore to be announced in second ground breaking ceremony

Union Home Minister Amit Shah will inaugurate the two-day second ground breaking ceremony in Lucknow on Sunday. (Image | PTI) Union Home Minister Amit Shah will inaugurate the two-day second ground breaking ceremony in Lucknow on Sunday which will see the launch of more than 250 projects worth Rs 65,000 crore. Speaking to India Today, state industrial development minister Satish Mahana said “The first ground breaking ceremony last year was highly successful and this time again more than 250 projects worth around Rs 65,000 crore rupees will be announced in…

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