Sunday, November 19, 2017

India

PNB Metlife signs India bancassurance deal

PNB Metlife signs India bancassurance deal

The deal with Bank of Bahrain and Kuwait provides access to major metro areas such as Mumbai, Hyderabad, Aluva and New Delhi.

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Dozen firms in the running to acquire India’s Star Health

Dozen firms in the running to acquire India’s Star Health

At least 12 companies have expressed interest in bidding for the country’s largest standalone health insurance provider.

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Edelweiss Tokio Life in talks for bancassurance deals

Edelweiss Tokio Life in talks for bancassurance deals

The Indian-Japanese joint venture is in discussions about possible cooperation with several banks.

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Royal Sundaram aims to raise US$100m

Royal Sundaram aims to raise US$100m

The Indian general insurer is reportedly looking to raise equity capital of up to US$100m.

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India eyes 10-year lock-in for PE investors

India eyes 10-year lock-in for PE investors

The country’s regulator has made it harder for private equity companies to exit at will from insurers.

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GIC Re debut fails to impress

GIC Re debut fails to impress

India’s state-owned reinsurer got off to a mediocre start this week after its shares started trading in Mumbai and Delhi.

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India’s health segment to grow faster than motor

India’s health segment to grow faster than motor

With just 10% of people taking up commercial health insurance, the sector has more room to grow.

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India’s National Insurance seeks IPO approval

India’s National Insurance seeks IPO approval

The state-owned general insurance company is seeking approval for an offering that could value the insurer at US$3.84bn.

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Indian insurers told to run cyber security audits

Indian insurers told to run cyber security audits

The regulator has asked for immediate security audits after reports of cyber attacks targeting financial institutions.

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XL Group to buy 20% of Mahindra Insurance Brokers

XL Group to buy 20% of Mahindra Insurance Brokers

The stake in the insurance broker, which caters to rural and semi-urban India, is reported to carry a price tag of US$40m.

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India’s RenewBuy raises fresh funds from Amicus Capital

India’s RenewBuy raises fresh funds from Amicus Capital

The second round of funding has brought in US$9.26m for the Indian online insurance aggregator.

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India’s non-life premiums up 13.6%

India’s non-life premiums up 13.6%

The gross premiums rose to US$2.68bn in September this year, according to data from Irdai.

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No IPO plans for Tata AIA Life

No IPO plans for Tata AIA Life

AIA’s chief executive officer and president Ng Keng Hooi revealed there was no need to raise fresh funds.

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India’s GIC sets IPO for 11 October

India’s GIC sets IPO for 11 October

IPO set to be be the biggest listing in India in seven years.

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SBI Life debut on stock market

SBI Life debut on stock market

India’s largest private life insurer is set to make its stock market debut, with experts saying it will open strongly.

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Relying on India

Relying on India

Reliance Capital is launching a standalone health insurance company to capitalise on the country’s growth.

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Gen Re eyes further expansion in India

Gen Re eyes further expansion in India

The Berkshire Hathaway unit plans to corner a larger share of the country’s fast-growing reinsurance market.

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India approves two digital insurers

India approves two digital insurers

Acko and Digit Insurance are relying on their technology platforms to differentiate from traditional insurers.

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