This Article is From May 14, 2016

Six Insurers Get Investment Board's Nod For Rs 2,566 Crore FDI

Six Insurers Get Investment Board's Nod For Rs 2,566 Crore FDI
New Delhi: As many as six private insurers have received approval of the Foreign Investment Promotion Board (FIPB) for investment proposals worth Rs 2,566 crore till February after the government increased FDI cap in the sector to 49 per cent from 26 per cent.

"As on February 29, 2016, foreign investment proposals of six insurance companies have been approved by Foreign Investment Promotion Board (FIPB), including a total quantum of Rs 2566.26 crore," said the Finance Ministry's 2015-16 Annual Report.

Parliament had in March 2015 amended the Insurance Act raising the foreign investment cap in the sector to 49 per cent from 26 per cent.

Following the amendments to the insurance Act, the government allowed 26 per cent FDI under automatic route and beyond that up to 49 per cent was to flow in through the FIPB approval route.

Later in March 2016, the government further relaxed the investment norms by permitting foreign investment in insurance sector up to 49 per cent under the automatic route.
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