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Indices positive in opening deals with all eyes on LIC listing

Mumbai, May 17, 2022

Indian equity benchmark indices started Tuesday's trade in the green ahead of listing of insurance major LIC's exchange debut.

It is expected that the listing will take place in a while.

The initial public offering of Life Insurance Corporation of India has received robust response from investors and was subscribed 2.89 times.

It will be a landmark public issue in the history of the Indian capital market and is poised to be India's biggest IPO till date. The IPO values LIC at Rs 6 lakh crore.

At 9.33 a.m., the BSE Sensex was 0.8 per cent up at 53,371 points, whereas the NSE Nifty was 0.7 per cent up at 15,596 points.

Asian stocks advanced on Tuesday as investors evaluated the economic outlook amid elevated food and fuel costs, tightening monetary settings and China's push to stamp out Covid, Deepak Jasani, Head of Retail Research, HDFC Securities.

"Benchmark indices can rally upwards today amid positive Asian market cues. LIC which is India's biggest IPO will be making its debut today and can influence the further direction of the market. Investors will closely be eyeing the WPI data which is expected to be released later in the day," said Mohit Nigam, Head - PMS, Hem Securities.


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