Religare Enterprises, the holding company of financial services conglomerate Religare Group, is planning to raise $75 million (about R400 crore) through issue of convertible debentures to World Bank arm IFC. The proposal to this effect would be considered by the board of directors of Religare Enterprises in a meeting on September 29, the company said in a filing to the BSE. The board would consider the proposal “for issue of Compulsory Convertible Debentures on the preferential allotment basis to IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, for a rupee amount equivalent of approximately $75 million,” Religare Enterprises said. The company’s shares rose nearly 4% to close at R330 at BSE.
Reliance Life hires over 10,000 advisers
Reliance Life Insurance said it has hired over 10,000 advisers so far this fiscal and plans to appoint 40,000 more in next six months. The large-scale hiring drive is part of Reliance Life’s plans to strengthen its advisor base and it is focusing on Tier II and Tier III cities to hire the insurance advisors, the private sector insurer said. “We have added close to 10,000 insurance advisors in the past few months and are targeting to recruit 40,000 more by the end of the current financial year to increase our reach,” Reliance Life (R-Life) President and Executive Director Malay Ghosh said in a statement.
TM Bhasin appointed IBA dy chairman
The managing committee of Indian Bank’s Association (IBA) has appointed TM Bhasin as its deputy chairman effective October 1, 2012,
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