Wednesday, May 23, 2018

China

Anbang’s Wu Xiaohui goes on trial in China

Anbang’s Wu Xiaohui goes on trial in China

The proceedings come a year after he was detained on accusations of fraudulently raising Rmb65bn.

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China’s low penetration an opportunity for global insurers

China’s low penetration an opportunity for global insurers

Manulife president and CEO Roy Gori sees great potential as the country rolls back foreign ownership caps.

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Fosun advances plan to buy Greek insurer

Fosun advances plan to buy Greek insurer

The Chinese group has formally expressed interest in buying Greece’s leading insurance firm, Ethniki.

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China Life net profit soars 68%

China Life net profit soars 68%

Earnings of more than US$5bn in 2017 were driven by its exclusive individual agent channel.

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Ping An plans spinoff and listing of four unicorns

Ping An plans spinoff and listing of four unicorns

Ping An Good Doctor and Lufax are among the startups being slated for initial public offerings.

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Guo Shuqing named head of China’s merged regulator

Guo Shuqing named head of China’s merged regulator

The former banking regulator is set to take over the new combined banking and insurance watchdog.

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Ping An beats expectations with 2017 results

Ping An beats expectations with 2017 results

The Chinese insurer posted 43% growth in net profit and will double its dividend payment.

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Allianz expands entertainment insurance to Asia

Allianz expands entertainment insurance to Asia

Damian Kerin, head of entertainment for Asia Pacific, is overseeing the Singapore launch.

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China’s two top insurers to report increased profits

China’s two top insurers to report increased profits

Analysts are expecting Ping An and China Life to show double-digit profit increases.

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Joined-up regulation

Joined-up regulation

China’s banking and insurance regulators are merging as the country seeks to better control risks.

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China’s insurance and banking regulators to merge

China’s insurance and banking regulators to merge

The move is part of efforts to improve oversight of the financial system in the world’s second-largest economy.

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China’s premium income falls in January, says CIRC

China’s premium income falls in January, says CIRC

Premiums dropped 19.9% in the first month of this year, compared to an increase of 18.2% in 2017

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NongHyup expands insurance business in China, Vietnam

NongHyup expands insurance business in China, Vietnam

The Korean group is expanding its insurance business as part of efforts to strengthen its overseas portfolio.

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China revamps insurance rules for more transparency

China revamps insurance rules for more transparency

The move is also aimed at eliminating fake capital injections and illegal shareholding entrustment.

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China’s premium income up 18% in 2017

China’s premium income up 18% in 2017

The growth comes despite regulators’ strengthened efforts to reduce risk-taking in the sector.

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Nationalising Anbang

Nationalising Anbang

The Chinese government’s takeover of the troubled insurer has raised questions about industry oversight.

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Chinese banking, insurance regulators may merge

Chinese banking, insurance regulators may merge

The country is weighing plans to combine financial watchdogs to bring enhance oversight of the sector.

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AIA targets China’s hinterland provinces

AIA targets China’s hinterland provinces

Relaxed regulations on foreign ownership of financial entities is opening the door to smaller provincial markets.

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