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India Flags Low Health Insurance Penetration as Damper to Growth

India’s push toward universal health care has Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s political opponents worried, a top government adviser said. Modi’s government announced a plan last week to provide health insurance to 100 million poor families, which would cover about 40 …

Japan’s SoftBank Eyes Taking Stake in India Insurance Startup: Sources

SoftBank Group Corp. is in talks to back leading online insurance aggregator PolicyBazaar at a valuation of at least $800 million, according to people familiar with the matter. The two sides are examining how the Japanese company can take a …

Tata Group Predicts Significant Organic Growth Opportunities in Insurance

The Tata Group sees potential for significant growth in financial services without relying on acquisitions, as India’s largest conglomerate looks to sharpen its focus on about half a dozen businesses. “Both our insurance business and non-banking finance company have got …

India’s Tata Consultancy Expects Growth in Insurance Sector

Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) Ltd, India’s top IT services firm, said its insurance services business would soon post faster growth thanks to higher client spending but remained cautious on a turnaround in its key banking segment. Western banking, financial services …

India’s GIC Re Shares Drop on Market Debut After Raising $1.7B in IPO

State-run General Insurance Corp. of India (GIC Re) slumped as much as 14.5 percent on market debut on Wednesday after raising 111.76 billion rupees ($1.72 billion) in the country’s biggest initial public offering in seven years. Concerns about valuations have …

India Government Raises $1.5B Selling Shares in Reinsurer GIC Re

The Indian government raised about 98 billion rupees ($1.5 billion) on Friday by selling some of its shares in General Insurance Corp of India (GIC Re), the nation’s top reinsurer, in the country’s biggest listing in seven years. [Editor’s note: …

Reinsurer GIC Seeks $1.7B in 3rd Largest Indian IPO

General Insurance Corp., India’s largest reinsurer, and its owner will seek as much as 113.7 billion rupees ($1.7 billion) after setting terms for the third-biggest initial public offering on record in the South Asian nation. GIC will offer 17.2 million …

Berkshire Hathaway’s Gen Re Plans to Expand in Indian Market

General Re, a unit of Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Inc. which won a license to open an Indian office in May, is seeking a larger slice of the world’s fastest-growing reinsurance market. The unit plans to expand in health and …

Indian IPOs Headed for Record Year as Insurers Seek to Raise Funds

Indian initial public offerings are headed for a record year, as a rush of insurers seek to ride a rally in the local market and tap increasing investor demand for financial assets. At least four Indian insurers are aiming to …

Markel Names HDFC Ergo’s Mathur to Lead Entry into India with Lloyd’s Platform

Specialist insurer Markel International has appointed Deepika Mathur to lead its entry into the Indian market. Capacity will be provided by Markel’s Syndicate 3000 at Lloyd’s and business will be written through the Lloyd’s India platform, based in Mumbai. The …