Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Hong Kong

Asian health insurance among world’s most expensive

Asian health insurance among world’s most expensive

Hong Kong, Singapore and China are among the top five most expensive locations for international health insurance.

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Hong Kong official wants insurers to share information

Hong Kong official wants insurers to share information

The call is aimed at addressing the challenge posed by the increasing number of fraud cases in the industry.

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AIA results boosted by HK and China

AIA results boosted by HK and China

The strong results are the first to be reported under new group CEO Ng Keng Hooi.

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Hong Kong exchange rejects AMTD’s insurance IPO

Hong Kong exchange rejects AMTD’s insurance IPO

The prospectus was reportedly described as “substantially incomplete” and an attempted appeal ended in failure.

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Only 10% of Asian firms prepared for cyberattacks

Only 10% of Asian firms prepared for cyberattacks

Businesses in the region are ill-equipped against and not covered for cyber attacks, says QBE survey.

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HK regulator tells insurers to embrace technology

HK regulator tells insurers to embrace technology

The Insurance Authority has urged insurance companies to harness financial technology and big data analytics.

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Protecting against Hong Kong’s typhoon signal 8

Protecting against Hong Kong’s typhoon signal 8

Swiss Re has launched the city’s first insurance product to indemnify businesses against losses from a T8 signal.

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Sale of SCB insurance unit to FWD halted

Sale of SCB insurance unit to FWD halted

What could have been the largest insurance M&A transaction in South-East Asia has failed on valuation differences.

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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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OCBC sells 33.3% stake in Hong Kong Life Insurance

OCBC sells 33.3% stake in Hong Kong Life Insurance

The sale to First Origin International yielded a return of around US$309m.

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Prudential’s Eastspring invests US$500m in IFC infrastructure fund

Prudential’s Eastspring invests US$500m in IFC infrastructure fund

The asset management unit is the first Asian investor to participate in the programme, known as MCPP Infrastructure.

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AXA Hong Kong appoints new CEO

AXA Hong Kong appoints new CEO

Etienne Bouas-Laurent will take over from Stuart Harrison, who retires from the position after eight years.

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Hong Kong’s Insurance Authority takes the reins

Hong Kong’s Insurance Authority takes the reins

The new regulator, headed by Moses Cheng, has now officially replaced the Office of the Commissioner of Insurance.

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Tahoe completes acquisition of Dah Sing Insurance

Tahoe completes acquisition of Dah Sing Insurance

The HK$10.6b transaction sees Paula Wai-Yee Choi become CEO of the Hong Kong insurer.

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Zhong An’s Hong Kong IPO expected July or August

Zhong An’s Hong Kong IPO expected July or August

The Chinese online insurer is expected to list as early as July or August to raise up to US$2b.

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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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Increasing HK healthcare costs boost insurance sales

Increasing HK healthcare costs boost insurance sales

The number of private and personal health insurance plans rose by more than 300,000 in 2015.

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