Friday, November 24, 2017

China

China’s innovation problem

China’s innovation problem

While there are clearly some novel ideas with regards to online shopping, can China truly innovate?

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Anbang ordered to cut shareholdings in another two banks

Anbang ordered to cut shareholdings in another two banks

Stakes in China Minsheng Banking and China Merchants Bank must be cut to no more than 5%, say regulators.

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Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty expands in China, Indonesia

Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty expands in China, Indonesia

The business has started operations in Beijing and Jakarta to meet growing demand in the corporate insurance segment.

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Three Chinese insurers punished over “problematic” policies

Three Chinese insurers punished over “problematic” policies

The three companies have been banned from applying for permission to sell new products for six months.

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US$2.2tr of China’s insurance funds utilised in Q1-Q3

US$2.2tr of China’s insurance funds utilised in Q1-Q3

The amount is 9.38% higher than the total insurance funds used as of the end of last year.

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Zhongtian Financial to pay US$4.7bn for stake in Huaxia Life

Zhongtian Financial to pay US$4.7bn for stake in Huaxia Life

It will buy the stakes from Beijing Qianxi Shihao Electron Technology and Beijing Zhongsheng Century Technology.

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New shipowners’ insurance launched in Hong Kong

New shipowners’ insurance launched in Hong Kong

The Hong Kong China War Risk Syndicate covers marine hulls for acts of war, piracy and other potential dangers.

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Life insurers to benefit from China’s eased restrictions

Life insurers to benefit from China’s eased restrictions

The decision to ease restrictions on foreign ownership of financial firms is expected to attract more investment.

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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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