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Surge in Vehicles Sales Pushes Profit of General Insurance Industry, Up :)

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The general insurance industry reported growth of 14 per cent in July, mainly due to sales of motor insurance policies.

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In July, passenger vehicle sales reported growth of 29.1 per cent and commercial vehicle sales grew at 9.6 per cent.

Consequently, sales of motor insurance policies also increased.

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In the reporting month, gross written premiums (GWPs) of the public sector insurers stood at Rs 1,680 crore, which is higher by 13.5 per cent.

Private sector players’ GWPs grew 14 per cent at Rs 1,176 crore.

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Meanwhile, state-owned players such as United India Insurance, New India Assurance and Oriental Insurance posted double-digit growths.

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National Insurance was the only public player to have a single-digit growth.

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Even as the public sector players posted a good growth,the two big private players β€” ICICI Lombard General Insurance and Bajaj Allianz General Insurance β€” registered negative growth.

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However, market is picking up.

Though there is some slowdown in the travel insurance segment, but motor insurance is picking up.

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Private Sector Life Insurers Sailing in Choppy Waters :(

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Even after 8 years in operations, most of the companies seem to be sailing in choppy waters while the latest profit/loss numbers reveals that almost all of the 22 companies are still making losses.

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Net losses of the private sector life insurers have risen to a whopping Rs 4850 crore during the last fiscal from 2001-2002, showing a uncanny rise of over 2000%.

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However, Reliance Life has suffered the highest loss of Rs 1085 crore and its pool of the policy holders fund is a meager Rs 50 crore.

Moreover, ICICI Prudential Life is sitting on a net loss of Rs 780 crore while the cushion for policy holders is Rs 200 crore.

As for Birla Sunlife, the loss amounts to Rs 700 crore with a 130 crore surplus for the policy holders fund while HDFC Standard Life has netted losses of Rs 500 crore with a policy holders fund of 160 crore.

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Additionally, IRDA is looking at the numbers very closely now and is also doing a check on the risk profile of individual companies and trying to build in a system of early warning given the fact that life insurance is a long gestation business.

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Meanwhile, it is the speedy expansion in business that has cost the companies dear and the coming days will see a change in strategy.

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At the same it is said that such multi million losses may hit valuations of private life insurers especially if the companies are keen to list on the stock exchanges.

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Indian Stocks Rise; Bharti, Telecom Companies Lead Advance

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Indian stocks rose for the seventh day, driving the benchmark index to its highest monthly gain in more than a year. Telecom shares led gains after the government said it aims to auction high-speed mobile phone service permits.

Bharti Airtel Ltd., the largest mobile operator, jumped to a three-month high on news that so-called 3G licenses will be auctioned off at a starting price of 35 billion rupees ($716 million).

The Bombay Stock Exchange’s Sensitive Index, or Sensex, added 108.66, or 0.7 percent, to 15,889.73, according to preliminary closing prices. The gauge gained 4.3 percent this week. The S&P CNX Nifty Index on the National Stock Exchange advanced 0.8 percent to 4,723.85. The BSE 200 Index rose 0.7 percent to 1,945.33.

Private Equity Funds Shying Away from PIPEs

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Indian private equity firms are currently disinclined to conduct private investments in public equity (PIPE) deals, according to a report in the Business Standard. Their reticence is thought to be due to the recent secondary market crash, and the uncertainty that ensued.

According to the report, which cites a study by Venture Intelligence, private equity firms announced 24 PIPE deals in H1 2009, which were worth around $349m – a massive 68 percent decline on H1 2008’s $1.58bn, across 68 deals.

In addition, PIPE deals comprised 12 percent of the total private equity deal value – $2.89bn – for H1 2009.

For instance, in 2008, the value of Pipe investments worth $1.67 billion eroded to $1.22 billion, an absolute loss of $0.45 billion (26.85 per cent), said an SMC Capital report.

Vishal Tulsyan, chief executive officer of Motilal Oswal suggested to the Business Standard that losses arising from mark-to-market accounting may be partially to blame for this trend.

β€œPEs are staying away from PIPE deals due to the mark-to-market issue. PEs invest for a time-frame of four-six years. Since the market is uncertain, one would not like to take risk,” he said.

Furthermore, valuations have risen in the last nine months or so. β€œPIPE deals are not cheap anymore. The capital market makes sense for people who are looking at quick appreciation. The market has been range-bound and very volatile,” said Alok Gupta, the chief executive officer of Axis Private Equity, speaking to the Business Standard.

Private Equity Players Making Smart Exits!!

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Private equity players have finally made smart exits after the market turned northward during the last five months.

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PE players sold PE shares worth about Rs 1,500 crore during this period using the bulk and block deal window.

According to an ET analysis, selling primarily took place during the month of May and August, 2009 and major sellers included Chrys Capital and Citigroup Venture Capital.

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According to Jagannadham Thunuguntla, equity head at SMC Capitals, the severe correction in the stock market during the year 2008 resulted in substantial losses to private equity players which invested in listed companies.

The recent upward movement of the market helped in recovery of their losses.

This is also the main reason for private equity players selling their stakes.

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As per another Expert, there are two main reasons for exit of PE players.

β€œEveryone is doing a business and one needs cash to carry out businesses. Market crash during September-October last year evaporated the liquidity” said an expert.

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The positive rally of the equity market started on March 9, 2009. Since then the Sensex, has gone up by more than 84%.

In a block deal a minimum quantity of 5 lakh shares or shares with a minimum value of Rs 5 cr is transacted through a single transaction window provided by the stock exchange.

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Whereas, if more than 0.5% of the number of equity shares of a company gets traded under a single client code, it is known as bulk deal.

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Movers and Shakers of Today’s Market : 22nd AuG,2009 :)

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MOvers and Shakers

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Here we present you with the data of Top Gainers and Losers in BSE Index and NSE Nifty for today.

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Top Gainers shows the list of stocks that have gained the most (% terms) compared to their last closing prices. πŸ™‚

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Top Losers shows the list of stocks that have lost the most (% terms) compared to their last closing prices.

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1. Top Gainers in Sensex

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Top Gainers Sensex

2. Top Losers in Sensex

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Top Losers Sensex

3. Top Gainers in Nifty

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Top Gainers

4. Top Losers in Nifty

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Top Losers Nifty


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Top Gainers shows the list of stocks that have gained the most (% terms) compared to their last closing prices. πŸ™‚

Top Losers shows the list of stocks that have lost the most (% terms) compared to their last closing prices. 😦