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Swiss Re Corporate Solutions appoints Asia-Pacific CEO

Swiss Re Corporate Solutions appoints Asia-Pacific CEO

Jonathan Rake will move from his current position as head of South-East Asia to take up the new role.

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Tokio Marine to pare down stake in Malaysia business

Tokio Marine to pare down stake in Malaysia business

The move is part of Bank Negara Malaysia’s ruling for foreign insurers to cut their stake to 70% in local life insurers.

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China insurers’ solvency remains at a healthy level

China insurers’ solvency remains at a healthy level

First-quarter capital adequacy reflects efforts to keep risks within control, says the insurance regulator.

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Korean insurers’ profit climbs on dividend income

Korean insurers’ profit climbs on dividend income

The country’s insurers’ posted a 24.4% on-year combined net profit rise in the first three months of the year.

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Chinese insurers urged to invest in infrastructure

Chinese insurers urged to invest in infrastructure

The Chinese regulator says that such projects will be given easier access to insurance funds to boost economy.

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Malaysian liberalisation could raise penetration rate to 75%

Malaysian liberalisation could raise penetration rate to 75%

The insurance and takaful penetration rate in the country has ranged between 54% and 56% over the last five years.

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Swiss Re creates Asia P&C underwriting hub

Swiss Re creates Asia P&C underwriting hub

Sharon Ooi will lead the unit, as head of P&C underwriting for Asia, Australia & New Zealand.

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Foreign insurers eyeing up Syarikat Takaful Malaysia

Foreign insurers eyeing up Syarikat Takaful Malaysia

A number of foreign insurers have reportedly expressed interest in acquiring the takaful operator.

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DBS India inks two bancassurance deals

DBS India inks two bancassurance deals

The new partnerships are with Tata AIA Life and Birla Sun Life, after its agreement with Aviva India Life.

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Prudential replaces Asia head Tony Wilkey

Prudential replaces Asia head Tony Wilkey

The British insurer has replaced the head of its Asian business after just two years in the job.

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PICC plans US$2bn share sale in mainland China

PICC plans US$2bn share sale in mainland China

The sale comes more than four years after its subsidiary went public in Hong Kong through a US$3.1bn offering.

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China to check sales activities of life insurers

China to check sales activities of life insurers

The Chinese regulator said it would beef up oversight as part of its crackdown on irregularities in the industry.

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U Mobile, Sun Life ink insurance deal

U Mobile, Sun Life ink insurance deal

The partnership represents the first time any Malaysian telco has offered life insurance to its customers.

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Korea urges firms to calculate contract liabilities from 2021

Korea urges firms to calculate contract liabilities from 2021

The Financial Services Commission said the new rule would encourage insurers to better cope with the IFRS 17.

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IFRS 17 to bring greater comparability, KPMG

IFRS 17 to bring greater comparability, KPMG

The new standard will be a huge step towards the convergence of China GAAP for IFRS.

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Foresea Life keeps afloat amid Beijing crackdown

Foresea Life keeps afloat amid Beijing crackdown

Company states normal operations and stable cash flow.

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Asian captive market offers room for growth

Asian captive market offers room for growth

Asian corporations are starting to appreciate the concept of having captives as an alternative risk-management tools.

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China cracks down on universal life policies

China cracks down on universal life policies

The move is expected to hurt many Chinese insurers that have relied on the practice to fund investments.

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