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LIC Approves Acquisition of 10% Stake in NHB-Promoted Company

In a recent regulatory filing, Life Insurance Corporation of India (LIC) announced its board’s approval to acquire up to 10% stake in a new company promoted by the National Housing Bank (NHB). The investment is targeted towards residential mortgage-backed securities and will be made through equity contribution in one or more tranches.

Details Remain Confidential

While the specific details about the company in question have not been disclosed, LIC’s move signals a strategic venture into the residential mortgage sector. The decision aligns with LIC’s broader financial portfolio and underscores its commitment to diversifying investments in promising sectors.

LIC’s Housing Finance Arm

LIC already boasts a housing finance subsidiary, LIC Housing Finance Ltd, established in 1989. This subsidiary, which went public in 1994, has its stocks listed on the National Stock Exchange (NSE) and Bombay Stock Exchange Limited (BSE). The foray into the NHB-promoted company represents LIC’s continued expansion within the housing finance domain, leveraging its extensive experience and financial prowess.

Important Questions Related to Exams

  1. What recent investment decision did LIC approve, and with which organization is the new company associated?

  2. Provide key details regarding LIC’s housing finance subsidiary and its stock market presence.
  3. In the context of the announcement, what strategic sector is LIC targeting with its investment in the NHB-promoted company?
  4. What is the maximum percentage of stake LIC has approved to acquire in the new venture, and how does this align with LIC’s broader financial strategy?

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