Wednesday, September 20, 2017

China

Emerging Asia to drive premium growth

Emerging Asia to drive premium growth

Asian emerging markets will help global insurance premium growth accelerate to 5.9% during the coming decade.

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China’s ZhongAn files US$1.5bn IPO in Hong Kong

China’s ZhongAn files US$1.5bn IPO in Hong Kong

China’s first internet-only insurer may launch its initial public offering before the end of the year.

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Chinese majors target more overseas investments in 2018

Chinese majors target more overseas investments in 2018

About 64% of mainland insurers are planning to increase allocation to international markets, says Standard Life.

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CIRC crackdown hits universal life sales

CIRC crackdown hits universal life sales

Premiums are down 59% year-on-year on the back of an aggressive campaign to tame market players.

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Anbang sues former owners of Tongyang Life

Anbang sues former owners of Tongyang Life

In a case of buyer’s remorse, the Chinese insurer has complained that the sellers deliberately concealed risks.

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Outlook on China’s life market remains negative

Outlook on China’s life market remains negative

Profitability and capitalisation are expected to weaken, according to Moody’s Investors Service.

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China launches catastrophe insurance research centre

China launches catastrophe insurance research centre

The centre will be the country’s first research institution focusing on major disasters.

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CIRC issues new regulations to rein in credit risks

CIRC issues new regulations to rein in credit risks

China’s insurance watchdog is seeking to standardise insurance businesses and protect the industry from credit risks.

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Allianz seeks to accelerate growth in Asia

Allianz seeks to accelerate growth in Asia

The German insurer is planning to catch up with European competitors in the region, such as Prudential and AXA.

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CIRC vows to continue crackdown on HK sales

CIRC vows to continue crackdown on HK sales

Illegal sales have led to asset outflows and aid money-laundering, according to the regulator.

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Industry fears fall-out from Anbang crisis

Industry fears fall-out from Anbang crisis

There are worries that the crisis at Anbang will lead to a liquidity crunch that could affect the financial industry.

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Anbang chairman steps down

Anbang chairman steps down

Citing personal reasons, Wu Xiaohui has stepped down and delegated his authority to other company executives.

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Ping An hunts for fintech, healthtech startups

Ping An hunts for fintech, healthtech startups

The Chinese insurer is looking at joint ventures or distribution agreements with early-stage startups.

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China mulls pollution liability insurance

China mulls pollution liability insurance

CIRC intends to make insurance compulsory for firms that fall under eight categories, such as fossil fuel extraction.

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Hong Kong, overseas firms seek China entry

Hong Kong, overseas firms seek China entry

Among those making a beeline into the mainland market is FWD Hong Kong, which has applied for a life insurance licence.

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CIRC to strengthen standards

CIRC to strengthen standards

China’s insurance watchdog will implement a spate of more stringent measures on liability, investment and liquidity risks.

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Small chips, big risks

Small chips, big risks

The complexity of semiconductor manufacturing can pose a range of risks that need to be understood to be able to offer sustainable capacity.

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CIRC seeks experts on solvency supervision

CIRC seeks experts on solvency supervision

The insurance watchdog in China will tap external experts to form part of a solvency supervision consulting panel.

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