Saturday, November 18, 2017

China

Tencent-backed insurance agency gets approval

Tencent-backed insurance agency gets approval

Weimin got the green light to begin operations from the China Insurance Regulatory Commission.

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Games, trains and electricity

Games, trains and electricity

What institutional investors are looking at ahead of China’s next five-year plan.

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Five Chinese insurers barred from financing parent companies

Five Chinese insurers barred from financing parent companies

The move is part of a government effort to curb funding for some of the nation’s most aggressive asset acquirers.

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Drastic changes ahead in China’s insurance sector

Drastic changes ahead in China’s insurance sector

The government plans to implement changes in policies, environment and technology, according to CIRC.

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China revises rules on securities insurance

China revises rules on securities insurance

A new regulation is in place starting Tuesday that will give insurance funds priority to subscribe to new shares offline.

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China insurers’ premium income up 20.45%

China insurers’ premium income up 20.45%

CIRC attributed the steady growth of premium income during August to improved regulations and risk protection.

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UN warns of more destructive disasters in Asia

UN warns of more destructive disasters in Asia

The warning comes from the UN’s Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific.

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Assets of China’s foreign-funded insurers growing

Assets of China’s foreign-funded insurers growing

Insurance companies funded by foreign capital registered total assets of over Rmb1tn, says CIRC.

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DBS and Chubb ink 15-year regional distribution deal

DBS and Chubb ink 15-year regional distribution deal

The bancassurance agreement covers five markets: Singapore, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Indonesia and China.

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ZhongAn debuts in Hong Kong

ZhongAn debuts in Hong Kong

Shares in China’s first online insurer got off to a flying start, but the company faces challenges.

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CIRC to focus on regulation, not enterprise work

CIRC to focus on regulation, not enterprise work

The regulator says it will clean up its image and treat all market entrants and insurance companies fairly.

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Ping An’s technology unit to focus on external customers

Ping An’s technology unit to focus on external customers

The strategy is part of parent company Ping An Insurance’s efforts to remodel itself into a tech-driven financial conglomerate.

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China’s former insurance regulator faces charges

China’s former insurance regulator faces charges

Xiang Junbo is set to be charged after the corruption case against him has been handed over to prosecutors.

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Debt-to-equity swaps open to Chinese insurers

Debt-to-equity swaps open to Chinese insurers

Insurance funds may soon be granted permission to join in debt-to-equity swaps of distressed firms.

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China to heighten insurance scrutiny

China to heighten insurance scrutiny

Investments and capital flows in and out of the industry will be overseen more closely, the country’s regulator announced.

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Chinese life firms urged to diversify products

Chinese life firms urged to diversify products

A senior official at CIRC wants insurers to innovate and offer more than just short-term life products.

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Ant Financial’s agri insurance JV gets green light

Ant Financial’s agri insurance JV gets green light

China’s insurance regulator has given the go-signal for a joint venture with China United Insurance to begin operations.

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Allianz rebuffs Chinese takeover

Allianz rebuffs Chinese takeover

It emerged this week that Anbang and HNA both attempted a takeover of the German insurer earlier this year.

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