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General insurers focus on retail, small towns to beat slowdown

Industry officials also say that there is an increasing focus on renewal premium, as the new premium growth from the motor, engineering segments has slowed.

Sebi for FDs, insurance, postal savings in demat format

To expand the list of asset classes which can be held in demat form, Sebi said, it has decided to initiate steps that would enable an investor to view the details of his holdings and transactions across all asset classes through a single consolidated statement.

Insurance experts not sure if government bugging regulator

Most of the measures announced by Chidambaram were related to marketing and investment which come under the direct control of the Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority (IRDA).

IRDA mulling to follow 'lead insurance model' to enhance reach

"IRDA has proposed the lead insurance model on the basis of geography, just like the banking industry," IRDA Chairman J Hari Narayan said here at an Assocham summit.