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Chubb appoints Hong Kong life head

Chubb appoints Hong Kong life head

Michael Ho joins from Prudential as head of life insurance division Chubb Life in Hong Kong.

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Ping An profit up 15% in 2016

Ping An profit up 15% in 2016

China’s biggest insurer reported strong performance in 2016 thanks to improved sales and a gain from restructuring.

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China orders insurers to submit bond transaction report

China orders insurers to submit bond transaction report

The move is part of the insurance regulator’s move to tighten scrutiny as it becomes increasingly alert to risks.

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XL Catlin names new cyber and TMT head

XL Catlin names new cyber and TMT head

Former QBE executive James Tuplin will oversee cyber and professional indemnity for the tech and media sectors.

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India mulls 100% foreign investment in broking

India mulls 100% foreign investment in broking

The government is planning to raise the limit from the current 49% to fund more development in the sector.

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Disappointing results forecast for China’s big insurers

Disappointing results forecast for China’s big insurers

Analysts say the lacklustre year was due to fierce competition, depressed returns and reserves top-ups.

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Asia to lead insurance M&A in 2017

Asia to lead insurance M&A in 2017

About 47% of insurers in the region intend to hunt for deals — more than double the rate in North America.

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Hong Kong Life sold for US$914m

Hong Kong Life sold for US$914m

First Origin International, a Hong Kong-based investment firm, has paid HK$7.1b for the city’s 10th-biggest insurer.

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United India Insurance eyes IPO

United India Insurance eyes IPO

The state-owned general insurer will go public after New India Assurance and GIC.

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MyCC issue a misunderstanding, says AIA

MyCC issue a misunderstanding, says AIA

AIA Malaysia has defended itself from allegations it participated in an anti-competitive agreement in the country.

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China leads global insurance growth in 2016

China leads global insurance growth in 2016

Initial projections show that the Asian economic powerhouse contributed nearly half of the world insurance market.

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Taiwan market set to lose up to US$4.9bn

Taiwan market set to lose up to US$4.9bn

The Taiwanese dollar’s appreciation and insurers’ foreign investment exposure could take a toll on the industry.

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Regulator lowers punishment against CEOs of Korean insurers

Regulator lowers punishment against CEOs of Korean insurers

FSS says the penalty against the CEOs is now a precautionary warning, or a notch lower than the one previously announced.

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Global M&A activity at lowest level in three years

Global M&A activity at lowest level in three years

However, Asian transactions were still robust, with 12 of the top 20 deals by value in 2016 involving an Asian insurer.

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Nippon Life plans US$4.4bn M&A investment

Nippon Life plans US$4.4bn M&A investment

Japan’s biggest life insurer says it is planning to double its net profit during the next the four years.

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Berjaya Sompo appoints new CEO

Berjaya Sompo appoints new CEO

The Malaysian insurance company has appointed Tan Sek Kee as its new chief executive officer.

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Future Generali India, UCO Bank ink bancassurance deal

Future Generali India, UCO Bank ink bancassurance deal

The partnership will provide access to the bank’s clients in 3,060 branches across India.

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ADB to expand disaster support for Philippines via insurance

ADB to expand disaster support for Philippines via insurance

The Asian Development Bank is exploring disaster insurance options for one of the countries most vulnerable to natural disasters.

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