Life Insurance Corporation of India (LIC) has raised its stake in state-owned steel production firm SAIL by about 2 per cent to to 8.68 per through an open market acquisition.

LIC bought 8.26 crore shares or 2.001 per cent of equity capital at an average price of Rs 66.18 per unit, the insurer said in a regulatory filing.The insurer bought the additional shares between October 14, 2022 and June 8, 2023 for about Rs 547 crore.