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Anbang selling majority stake in Century Securities

Anbang selling majority stake in Century Securities

The Chinese government-controlled insurer is looking to raise at least US$565m from the sale.

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Warburg Pincus to buy 26% stake in IndiaFirst Life

Warburg Pincus to buy 26% stake in IndiaFirst Life

The private equity firm is lining up to buy Legal and General’s stake for approximately US$150m.

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Big Tech plans insurance disruption

Big Tech plans insurance disruption

Almost 30% of customers around the world would be willing to buy insurance from Google and other tech firms.

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Generali unveils Asia, Latin America expansion plans

Generali unveils Asia, Latin America expansion plans

The Italian group plans to further strengthen its position in countries where it already does business.

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JLT wins full China brokerage licence

JLT wins full China brokerage licence

The new licence offers the same scope as that permitted for a domestic insurance brokerage company.

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India’s top insurers told to boost risk buffers before merger

India’s top insurers told to boost risk buffers before merger

Irdai has asked the government to offer additional funds or allow the insurers to raise supplementary capital.

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China well-poised for further liberalisation

China well-poised for further liberalisation

A top official noted that the country has built up strength in the banking and insurance spaces.

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Myanmar eyes insurance sector liberalisation

Myanmar eyes insurance sector liberalisation

An investment official has hinted that it is likely to further open the industry to foreign investment.

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Singapore regulator to set new insurance policies

Singapore regulator to set new insurance policies

The changes will provide better protection for depositors and private-hire car owners.

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Malaysian insurtech startup Jirnexu raises US$11m funding

Malaysian insurtech startup Jirnexu raises US$11m funding

The KL-based online financial services provider has secured additional investment from SIG Asia Investment.

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Global commercial insurance prices rising

Global commercial insurance prices rising

However, insurance pricing in Asia continues to decline, and at an increased pace, according to Marsh.

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Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty targets Korea growth

Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty targets Korea growth

The new branch earned €40 million in total premiums in 2017, roughly 10% of its overall Asia business.

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China performance boosts Ageas results

China performance boosts Ageas results

The “very strong” performance was boosted by what it considers to be exceptional results in China.

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Hong Kong, Japan and Singapore Asia’s most resilient countries

Hong Kong, Japan and Singapore Asia’s most resilient countries

High rates of economic productivity, excellent infrastructure quality and supply chain integrity contribute to strong result.

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Fubon Life’s plan to raise stake in Korea unit still holds

Fubon Life’s plan to raise stake in Korea unit still holds

It is determined to carry on with its proposal to raise its share in Hyundai Life Insurance to 62%.

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FWD applies for Shanghai JV

FWD applies for Shanghai JV

The Hong Kong-based insurer is reportedly looking at establishing a joint venture in Shanghai with unknown partners.

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Pru asks KWAP to improve its offer for stake in Malaysia unit

Pru asks KWAP to improve its offer for stake in Malaysia unit

The retirement fund’s bidding price for the 30% stake was short of the UK-based insurer’s expectations.

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Sompo Japan Nipponkoa ups stake in Indian unit

Sompo Japan Nipponkoa ups stake in Indian unit

It will acquire a further 6% in Universal Sompo General Insurance from Karnataka Bank.

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