Wednesday, February 21, 2018

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China’s public insurance adjusters to see more scrutiny

China’s public insurance adjusters to see more scrutiny

CIRC has said public insurance regulators should be organised as either partnerships or corporations.

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China’s Rongfeng asked to justify plan to buy stake in Greek insurer

China’s Rongfeng asked to justify plan to buy stake in Greek insurer

Doubts emerge it may not have the capacity to engage in the deal with Ethniki Hellenic General Insurance

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Chinese regulator puts cap on insurers’ overseas financing

Chinese regulator puts cap on insurers’ overseas financing

The China Insurance Regulatory Commission has limited foreign borrowing to 20% of an insurer’s net assets.

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China Life reportedly acquiring AMP’s life assets for US$3bn

China Life reportedly acquiring AMP’s life assets for US$3bn

A possible deal to buy the troubled life insurance assets could be announced in May, according to reports.

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XL Catlin appoints China country manager

XL Catlin appoints China country manager

Phil Xue joins from Guy Carpenter to take up role of chief executive officer of XL Insurance (China).

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China, India priority markets for UK insurers after Brexit

China, India priority markets for UK insurers after Brexit

The Association of British Insurers has said the two nations will be key targets after departure from the EU in 2019.

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Open for business?

Open for business?

Chinese acquirers are watching Oceanwide’s revived attempt to buy US insurer Genworth with interest.

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China’s Sina to venture into internet insurance

China’s Sina to venture into internet insurance

The tech firm follows in the footsteps of the country’s big three internet players Alibaba, Tencent and Baidu.

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Genworth, China Oceanwide refile acquisition plan

Genworth, China Oceanwide refile acquisition plan

The company is seeking financing as it aims to address maturing debt of about US$600 million.

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FWD Group appoints Ken Lau for Greater China role

FWD Group appoints Ken Lau for Greater China role

He joins from Union Life and will lead FWD in Hong Kong and Macau, and oversee expansion in Greater China.

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Operating cash flow of China’s insurers drops 65% in 2017

Operating cash flow of China’s insurers drops 65% in 2017

The decline is attributed to the intensified and widespread crackdown on risks and foul play in the sector.

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M&A activity among Hong Kong insurers to remain robust

M&A activity among Hong Kong insurers to remain robust

M&A involving insurers in the city hit US$2.84bn in 2017 and growth is expected to continue this year.

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Chinese insurers post 29.7% profit growth in 2017

Chinese insurers post 29.7% profit growth in 2017

Despite increasingly tough regulation, Chinese insurers continue to deliver double-digit profit growth.

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Chinese insurtech market attracting more players

Chinese insurtech market attracting more players

A new generation of disruptors is emerging on the scene to compete in the vibrant and emerging insurance technology landscape.

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China urges insurance for belt-and-road initiative

China urges insurance for belt-and-road initiative

Companies undertaking projects under the initiative are being told to take advantage of insurance to minimise risks.

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Ping An eyes spinning off four subsidiaries

Ping An eyes spinning off four subsidiaries

The units include Lufax, China’s biggest online wealth management platform, and Ping An Good Doctor, an online medical platform.

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Chinese crackdown on insurers intensifies

Chinese crackdown on insurers intensifies

The China Insurance Regulatory Commission is aiming to stiffen regulation of insurers’ shareholders.

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Ping An premium income surges 33.4% in 2017

Ping An premium income surges 33.4% in 2017

Individual business growth fuelled the rise in the accumulated gross premium income of the life insurance business.

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