Thursday, November 23, 2017

Japan

Tokio Marine looks for China growth opportunities

Tokio Marine looks for China growth opportunities

Japan’s largest non-life insurer to use Citic’s expertise and connections to accelerate business development in China.

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Japanese insurers seek overseas growth

Japanese insurers seek overseas growth

With a shrinking population at home, Japanese insurers continue to pursue growth opportunities through overseas M&A.

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Japan curbs Venezuela trade insurance deals

Japan curbs Venezuela trade insurance deals

Depressed oil prices have led to fears that the South American producer may not meet its obligations.

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Japan raises quake insurance premiums

Japan raises quake insurance premiums

Commencing Jan 2017, premiums to be raised by an average of 19%.

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Changes sought for Japan Post Insurance Co, ahead of planned IPO

Changes sought for Japan Post Insurance Co, ahead of planned IPO

Lawmakers looking to raise the maximum amount of insurance coverage at JPI.

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Japan Post Insurance Co to list on the Tokyo Stock Exchange

Japan Post Insurance Co to list on the Tokyo Stock Exchange

Final IPO date and expected price to be announced by the Government.

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Japan’s Tokio Marine to acquire HCC Insurance for US$7.5bn

Japan’s Tokio Marine to acquire HCC Insurance for US$7.5bn

Overseas acquisition set to be biggest ever entered into by a Japanese nonlife insurance firm.

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Japan’s Tokio Marine seeks overseas bancassurance deals

Japan’s Tokio Marine seeks overseas bancassurance deals

Japanese insurance giant has spent over US$8bn on international deals since 2008.

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Japanese life insurers to continue raising foreign bond investments

Japanese life insurers to continue raising foreign bond investments

Increasing allocations to high-grade foreign bond investments set to continue.

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MSI permitted to operate in Myanmar’s Thilawa Special Economic Zone

MSI permitted to operate in Myanmar’s Thilawa Special Economic Zone

Obtains a provisional permit to underwrite general insurance from regulators.

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Nippon Life said to acquire National Australia Bank’s life insurance unit

Nippon Life said to acquire National Australia Bank’s life insurance unit

Analysts value the life insurance business at up to US$1.4bn.

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Japan’s nonlife insurers plan hike in auto insurance premiums

Japan’s nonlife insurers plan hike in auto insurance premiums

Growing number of accidents in Okinawa and the rise in vehicle damage caused by typhoons among the factors.

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Japan passes healthcare insurance reforms

Japan passes healthcare insurance reforms

Contribution percentages for patients aged 75 and over will be increased.

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Japan’s earthquake insurance premiums set to rise

Japan’s earthquake insurance premiums set to rise

Premium increase to be implemented in stages by 20% to 30% on average.

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Japan’s Nippon Life to acquire operator of insurance agencies

Japan’s Nippon Life to acquire operator of insurance agencies

Acquisition is part of Nippon Life’s aim to acquire independent agencies.

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Accident insurance targets Japan’s aging population

Accident insurance targets Japan’s aging population

Accident insurance products offered specifically for people aged 65 or over.

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Dai-ichi Life signs bancassurance deal with Vietnam’s HDBank

Dai-ichi Life signs bancassurance deal with Vietnam’s HDBank

Both parties pledge to develop strategic cooperation between Vietnam’s banking and insurance sectors.

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Japan mulls mandatory insurance for drone operators

Japan mulls mandatory insurance for drone operators

Seen as part of the overall plan to regulate drone operations in the country.

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