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Insurance bill passage shows firm commitment of Indian govt

Describing the passage of India's Insurance Bill - that raises the FDI cap to 49 per cent - as a "substantial step", an influential US insurance organisation has lauded the new government for going ahead with the economic reforms and infusing new energy.

Insurance FDI: AXA to up stake in Bharti JVs for Rs 1,290 crore

The government has approved French insurance firm AXA raising stake in its life insurance joint venture with Bharti Group to 49 percent for Rs 858.6 crore.

Australian insurer IAG to raise stake in SBI General to 49%

Within days of Parliament clearing the Insurance Bill, Insurance Australia Group (IAG) has decided to increase its stake in SBI's general insurance arm from 26 percent to 49 percent.

Sinha says faced tease,taunts during passage of Insurance Bill

Piloting the Insurance Amendment Bill was not just a political and professional challenge for Jayant Sinha as he also faced "teasing" and "taunts" over the stand his father as a former finance minister took on allowing foreign investment in the sector.

After Llyod's, many other reinsurers keen to start operations in India

The move is expected to stimulate the insurance sector and help bring in over Rs 50,000 crore in fresh capital, according to experts.

'Penalty of up to Rs 25 cr for mis-selling insurance policies'

The amended insurance law provides for a penalty of up to Rs 25 crore for mis-selling or misrepresentation of policies by agents or insurance companies to customers.

Insurance-linked stocks end mixed after initial euphoria

Paring most of their initial gains, stocks of companies with interest in insurance sector today ended mixed in an overall weak stock market amid profit-booking after Parliament approved the Insurance Bill.

'Rs 60,000 cr inflow likely in 5 years to insurance sector'

The foreign investment limit hike in insurance to 49 percent is likely to result in capital inflows of up to Rs 60,000 crore over the next five years, SBI said in a research report `Ecowrap'.

Bupa to up stake in Max India to 49%

UK-based healthcare group Bupa will increase its stake in Max Bupa from 26 percent to 49 percent, said the company Friday a day after Parliament approved the law to hike foreign investment cap in the insurance sector.

IRDAI to issue regulations to govern Lloyd's syndicates

India`s insurance regulator will frame guidelines for syndicates of Britain`s Lloyd`s to operate in the country, a senior official said Friday.

Financial stocks surge as Parliament approves Insurance Bill

Stocks of companies with interest in insurance sector extended their uptrend for the second straight session and surged by 2-7 percent after Parliament yesterday approved the long-pending Insurance Bill.

Insurers eye billions of dollars as Par clears Bill

Within minutes of Parliament approving higher foreign investment in insurance sector, a number of insurers including from Bharti, Reliance, Max and SBI groups said their overseas partners will raise their stakes in respective JVs to 49 percent.

Govt expects Rs 25,000 cr foreign investment in insurance sector

Foreign capital to the tune of Rs 25,000 crore is likely to flow into the insurance sector, with Parliament approving hike in foreign investment cap to 49 percent, Minister of State for Finance Jayant Sinha said Thursday.

AXA will step up investment to 49%: Bharti

Following Parliament's passing the Insurance Bill, Bharti Enterprises Thursday said its foreign partner AXA will step up equity investment to 49 percent in the joint venture.

Insurance Bill passage to boost foreign investment: Industry

Industry chambers Thursday hailed the passage of the Insurance Bill in Parliament, saying this long-awaited reform will mark a new beginning in the insurance sector and pave the way for higher foreign investment.

R-Cap to begin talks with foreign partners for insurance biz

Expecting the passage of Insurance Bill to bring in USD 8-10 billion of foreign capital into the industry, Reliance Capital Thursday said it would soon begin talks with foreign partners for its insurance ventures.

Govt invokes Sachin, Kohli to bat for Insurance Bill in RS

Government Thursday invoked names of cricket icons Sachin Tendulkar and Virat Kohli to bat in the Rajya Sabha for Insurance Bill, which provides for raising the foreign investment cap to 49 percent from 26 percent.

Parliament approves long-pending Insurance Bill

Parliament approves long-pending Insurance Bill

The controversial Insurance Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2015, which replaced an ordinance promulgated in December last, was passed by voice vote after walkout by Trinamool Congress and DMK.

Sensex rebounds 271 pts on insurance bill hopes, IMF upgrade

Rebounding from one-month lows, stocks Thursday rose for the first time in four sessions with benchmark Sensex closing over 271 points higher at 28,930.41 powered by a spurt in bluechips on hopes Parliament would pass a bill hiking foreign investment limits in insurance sector.

Financial stocks gain on insurance bill hopes

Hopes of increase in insurance FDI today pushed the share prices higher for the companies with interest in the insurance sector, with Max India leading the charts with over 11 percent gains.