Wednesday, December 13, 2017

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Outlook for Asia insurance sector stable, says Moody’s

Outlook for Asia insurance sector stable, says Moody’s

Steady economic momentum across the economies of the region is driving demand for insurance.

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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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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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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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Reliance General gets final clearance for IPO

Reliance General gets final clearance for IPO

The offering will account for 25% of the post issue paid-up capital of the insurer.

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Oriental Insurance announces listing plan

Oriental Insurance announces listing plan

The company plans to list on several bourses in line with the government’s programme in 2018-19.

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Regulatory reforms and strong economy boost insurers in India

Regulatory reforms and strong economy boost insurers in India

The rating agency forecasts the non-life insurance sector to maintain its double-digit growth over the next three-to-four years.

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SBI General Insurance to list in 18 to 24 months

SBI General Insurance to list in 18 to 24 months

The general insurance arm of India’s largest lender is reportedly on track to hit the stock market in 18 to 24 months.

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Insurers in Malaysia target local capital

Insurers in Malaysia target local capital

Global insurers are aiming to comply with the June 2018 deadline to achieve a 30% local shareholding.

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AXA to focus on 16 key markets

AXA to focus on 16 key markets

The company has said that it may sell some assets in countries where it lacks scale.

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Huaxia Life raises stake in China Minsheng Bank

Huaxia Life raises stake in China Minsheng Bank

Although its owner is believed to be detained by mainland authorities, the insurer continues to make investments.

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Korean official warns interest rate hike could disrupt insurers

Korean official warns interest rate hike could disrupt insurers

FSC vice-chairman Kim Yong-beom made the pronouncement ahead of the Bank of Korea’s plan to raise its key rate.

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Royal Sundaram aims to raise US$100m

Royal Sundaram aims to raise US$100m

The Indian general insurer is reportedly looking to raise equity capital of up to US$100m.

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Singapore woos cat bond issuers with 100% grant

Singapore woos cat bond issuers with 100% grant

MAS has unveiled a grant scheme aimed at encouraging insurers and reinsurers to issue catastrophe bonds in Singapore.

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Chinese broker set to list on Shenzhen SME board

Chinese broker set to list on Shenzhen SME board

Jiang Tai Insurance Brokers said it would float its shares on the board by the second half of 2018.

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GIC Re debut fails to impress

GIC Re debut fails to impress

India’s state-owned reinsurer got off to a mediocre start this week after its shares started trading in Mumbai and Delhi.

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India’s National Insurance seeks IPO approval

India’s National Insurance seeks IPO approval

The state-owned general insurance company is seeking approval for an offering that could value the insurer at US$3.84bn.

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No IPO plans for Tata AIA Life

No IPO plans for Tata AIA Life

AIA’s chief executive officer and president Ng Keng Hooi revealed there was no need to raise fresh funds.

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