General insurance industry grew 8% in first half

Non-life insurers have collected
Rs 16,819 crore premium in the first six months of the current
fiscal, up by eight per cent over what was mopped up in the
the same period last year.

L&T to enter general insurance

Multi-crore, diversified group Larsen & Toubro on Monday said it would enter the general insurance in the next six months and would go solo in its new venture.

SBI may commence general insurance biz by March 2010

The country`s largest lender,
State Bank of India, on Monday said it is likely to start its
general insurance business by March next year.