Monday, November 20, 2017

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Asia drives Prudential’s new-business profit

Asia drives Prudential’s new-business profit

Higher sales volumes and a boost from higher interest rates have driven results so far this year.

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Moody’s welcomes China’s removal of foreign ownership cap

Moody’s welcomes China’s removal of foreign ownership cap

The new regime is credit positive for both foreign and domestic life insurers, says the rating agency.

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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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Chinese internet-only insurers still register losses

Chinese internet-only insurers still register losses

The profits of China’s four online-based insurers saw a rise in premium income, but still ended up registering a loss.

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Chinese insurers post lower premium income growth

Chinese insurers post lower premium income growth

A crackdown on insurance companies’ risky and aggressive investment behaviour has taken a toll.

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Chinese app to acquire insurance broker

Chinese app to acquire insurance broker

Toutio, a Chinese news app, is poised to be the latest Chinese media platform looking to get into fintech.

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Allianz opens Beijing branch

Allianz opens Beijing branch

The office will provide commercial and consumer P&C solutions to customers in the Chinese capital.

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China Life to boost global exposure

China Life to boost global exposure

The Chinese insurer plans to be more visible internationally as it expands its overseas presence.

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The times are not a-changing

The times are not a-changing

Economy outlook: the Fed’s new governor signals policy continuity, while Japan and China also pursue more of the same.

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ZhongAn Online to apply AI to improve service

ZhongAn Online to apply AI to improve service

China’s first online-only insurance firm says that it plans to deploy artificial intelligence to improve its offering.

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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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China Life profit grows 365%

China Life profit grows 365%

Earnings have been buoyed by a leap in investment income amid an increasing stock market and robust premiums.

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Citi banker joins Ping An fund as COO

Citi banker joins Ping An fund as COO

Donald Lacey is reportedly set to leave the bank to join the US$1bn Global Voyager Fund.

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Party committees to be revived in Chinese insurance JVs

Party committees to be revived in Chinese insurance JVs

The Communist Party is aiming to bring back the formerly inactive committees to extend its representation in business.

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China Life expects 95% net profit growth

China Life expects 95% net profit growth

Higher returns on investment during the first three quarters have helped profits to almost double on poor 2016 numbers.

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Anbang resumes sale of high-yield products

Anbang resumes sale of high-yield products

Experts say government regulators must have extended a new lease on the group’s operations.

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AIA’s value of new business hits projections, grows 20%

AIA’s value of new business hits projections, grows 20%

The performance comes after robust growth in China that made up for slower sales through IFAs in Hong Kong.

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Yunfeng’s MassMutual acquisition to take another year

Yunfeng’s MassMutual acquisition to take another year

It could take at least one year for the Chinese group to complete its US$1.7 billion acquisition.

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