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Downgrading China

Downgrading China

Moody’s has downgraded the country’s sovereign rating for the first time since 1989.

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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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WannaCry hit Asia hard but won’t boost cyber policies

WannaCry hit Asia hard but won’t boost cyber policies

Companies that haven’t taken basic security measures aren’t about to start buying insurance.

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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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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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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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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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China to inspect insurance branches for violations

China to inspect insurance branches for violations

CIRC is targeting the outlets of companies that have ranked poorly in terms of customer complaints.

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Insurance cooperation eyed along Belt and Road route

Insurance cooperation eyed along Belt and Road route

At least 20 countries along the route have entered into agreements with China Re, which is taking a lead.

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China’s tightening to benefit insurers in long run

China’s tightening to benefit insurers in long run

Analysts are confident that stricter oversight from the regulator will result in better market discipline.

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China gets tough

China gets tough

And this time it’s serious. After the ouster of its chairman, CIRC has reaffirmed a stricter approach.

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Anbang-owned Fidea set for relaunch

Anbang-owned Fidea set for relaunch

Acquired by Anbang two years ago, the Belgian insurer is now focusing more on long-term returns.

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CIRC tackles industry loopholes

CIRC tackles industry loopholes

China’s insurance regulator wants to step up supervision of ownership structures and funding sources.

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Chinese insurers urged to contribute to real economy

Chinese insurers urged to contribute to real economy

The measures are aimed at creating a sound policy environment for the insurance industry to serve the real economy.

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Premiums in China up by a third

Premiums in China up by a third

However, the pace of growth was lower than the 42% recorded for the same period in 2016.

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Ping An net profit climbs 11%

Ping An net profit climbs 11%

First-quarter earnings rose due to a 34% rise in premium income, while new business soared by 60%.

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China insurers told to serve belt-and-road projects

China insurers told to serve belt-and-road projects

In a guideline issued by CIRC, the industry is called on to expand its presence in the new Silk Road regions.

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