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ANZ nears final stage of sale of life insurance unit

ANZ nears final stage of sale of life insurance unit

A deal will likely be completed in the latter half of 2018 if the transaction is signed next week.

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Ping An on the hunt for more tech investment abroad

Ping An on the hunt for more tech investment abroad

The company’s innovation drive includes a facial recognition app that can spot lying borrowers.

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ZhongAn teams with Sinolink to expand overseas

ZhongAn teams with Sinolink to expand overseas

China’s first online insurer has partnered with the Hong Kong-listed investment holding company.

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Vietnam suffers rare US$1bn loss after Typhoon Damrey

Vietnam suffers rare US$1bn loss after Typhoon Damrey

This year marks the first time since 1993 that Vietnam has had a season with a Cat 2 and 3 typhoon landfall.

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IAG shares 12.5% premiums, costs with reinsurers

IAG shares 12.5% premiums, costs with reinsurers

In an effort to curb volatility in its earnings Australia’s biggest general insurer is releasing capital.

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NTUC Income taps Fullerton to manage US$23bn in assets

NTUC Income taps Fullerton to manage US$23bn in assets

The partnership is seen to create more opportunities to explore innovative investment products.

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Half of SMEs will buy insurance online

Half of SMEs will buy insurance online

The insurance market for small and medium-sized enterprises is set to completely change, says PwC.

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ZhongAn takes inspiration from Ping An on insurtech

ZhongAn takes inspiration from Ping An on insurtech

China’s first and largest online-only issuer says the market is big enough to support both companies’ ambitions.

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India allows PE funds to own insurance companies

India allows PE funds to own insurance companies

Private equity funds can now own up to 10% of the paid-up equity of an insurer, says Irdai.

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Vision Fund eyes investing in Chinese insurer Ping An

Vision Fund eyes investing in Chinese insurer Ping An

The fund is in discussions to invest in three firms Lufax, OneConnect or Ping An Good Doctor.

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LIC books 12% first half premium income growth

LIC books 12% first half premium income growth

The results were driven by profits from the sale of equities during the period.

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AIG appoints general insurance COO

AIG appoints general insurance COO

Tom Bolt joins the US insurer after 25 years at Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance.

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Life segment leads growth in Thailand

Life segment leads growth in Thailand

The country’s changing demographics and better personal and retirement coverage have provided opportunities.

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Taiwan Financial approved to inject new capital in insurance unit

Taiwan Financial approved to inject new capital in insurance unit

The Taiwanese financial group has proposed adding US$330m of capital into Bank Taiwan Life Insurance.

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Steadfast to buy Whitbread Insurance for US$72m

Steadfast to buy Whitbread Insurance for US$72m

Australia’s biggest network of insurance brokers and advisers said it would finance the acquisition with a A$100m institutional placement.

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Eight Korean insurers tap online-only bank

Eight Korean insurers tap online-only bank

K Bank has released 20 savings and protection “mobilessurance” policies through a mobile app.

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Nippon Life to buy 24.75% stake in TWC Group

Nippon Life to buy 24.75% stake in TWC Group

The Japanese insurer will acquire 24.75% of the US investment firm from Carlyle for an estimated US$488m.

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Taiwan incentivises protection products

Taiwan incentivises protection products

Starting next year, insurers can take advantage of a government scheme to improve the product mix.

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